What is Continuing Education?

Continuing education is essential for anyone involved in the field of behavior analysis, and not just because it is a BACB ® requirement for maintaining certification. 

  • Continuing education is a way of staying up-to-date on the latest developments in the field and keeping material essential to your successful practice fresh.
  • Continuing education also provides a convenient way to expand your knowledge on topics that you may be curious about, but would otherwise never have time to investigate.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in:

  • Expanding their understanding of the practice of behavior analysis; including but not limited to: parents, teachers, behavior analysts, psychologists, social workers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, individuals who work or live with persons with special needs, students seeking their degree in applied behavior analysis or psychology, and students seeking their BACB® or BCaBA® certification.
  • Earning Type II CEs to maintain their BACB® or BCaBA® certification.

CE Course Format and Pricing

Please view the pricing and course formats below.

Workshop Date: For most courses, On Demand.
CE Credits: Listed per course as Type II CEs
CE Price:

Courses start at $13.00 per continuing education credit. Prices may vary depending on topics, broadcasts, or special events.

Workshop Format: Registrants view 50 minutes of video per 1 Type II CE offered, and are broken down into small sections for time convenience.
Computer Requirements: Computer with better than dial up connection and sound.

Registration

Click the "Register Here" link in the course description located by series to register for the workshop. If you experience Problems with registration, call (321)674-8382.

 A two-week extension can be purchased for an additional $15 here, or by contacting abace@fit.edu.

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Live Broadcasts or Events

Students are able to view the lecturer live via the internet, or onsite and can ask questions, giving them the same experience as a traditional classroom setting.

Contextual Behavior Science: Theory and Practice

Contextual Behavior Science: Theory and Practice

Friday, February 7, 2014 from 8:50am - 4:00pm EST -

Join us on the Space Coast for an engaging conference on the theory and practice of contextual behavior science. A relatively new approach to behavior science, contextual behavior science is being applied to an increasing variety of populations and behavioral challenges including autism and developmental disabilities, parent skills training, workplace performance improvement and well being, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, depression, various clinical populations, and many more. A recurring subject of the conference will be Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – a therapeutic approach increasingly being adopted by psychologists, therapists, management consultants, and behavior analysts.

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Distinguished Behavior Analysts

CE Course by Series

ABA Guru Series

ABA Guru Series

Although behaviorists emphasize the importance of consequences, antecedent events also play an important and often overlooked role in behavior change.

Hear Jose Martinez-Diaz, PhD, BCBA-D, lecture about the distinction between and use of antecedent stimuli in behavior analysis.

Dr. Martinez-Diaz is an internationally recognized expert on behavior analysis, and also passionately reviews ethical issues in human services and methods for practitioners to ensure effective services.

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BEHP 1010: Ethical and Legal Considerations for the Behavior Analysis Practitioner

BEHP 1012: It Is Not All About Reinforcement or Is It? Discriminating between Motivating Operations and Discriminative Stimuli: A Conceptual Analysis of the Operant Four-term Contingency

BEHP 1014: Figuring Out Why Johnny Tantrums when Asked to Do Something and what to Do about It: The Role of Motivating Operations and Discriminative Stimuli in the Assessment and Treatment of Socially-Mediated Escape/Avoidance Problem Behavior

Distinguished Analyst Series

Distinguished Analyst Series

Do you wish you could attend lectures given by top behaviorists in the field, but can't ever seem to find the time?

Our Distinguished Behavior Analyst series allows you to watch well-known experts instruct on their topics of expertise. Hear Dr. Mark Sundberg lecture on verbal behavior and the VB-MAPP; listen to Dr. Pat Friman discuss the importance of bringing behavior analysis into the mainstream human service industry or let Dr. Vince Carbone open your eyes to the importance of manipulating conditioned motivating operations.

With 7 different instructors and new ones being added every month, you'll be sure to find a course that sparks your interest!

 

BEHP 1016: Why People Often Make Bad Choices and What to Do about It: Important Features of Combined Schedules of Reinforcement

BEHP 1018: A Behavioral Approach to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

BEHP 1024: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 1

BEHP 1025: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 2

BEHP 1026: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment

BEHP 1027: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Intervention 

BEHP 1028: A Tutorial of B.F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior (1957)* 

BEHP 1029: How to Conduct Language Assessment & Intervention using the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) 

BEHP1030: Verbal Behavior: From Theory to Practice*

 BEHP 1040: Translational Research: Matching Theory and its Applications

BEHP 1041: Functional Assessment of Behavioral Disturbances Related to Diagnostic Features of ASD 

BEHP 1042: Mainstream Behavior Analysis

BEHP 1043: Advanced Topics in Functional Analysis

BEHP 1044: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 1

BEHP1045: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 2

BEHP 1046: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 3

BEHP 1047: Simple and Conditional Discrimination

BEHP 1048: Stimulus Class Formation in Children with Autism

BEHP1049:Behavioral Practice in the Forensic Area

BEHP1050: Enhancing your Behavioral Practice in the Era of Bio-Psychiatry and Big Pharma BEHP 1056: The Role of the Transitive Conditioned Motivating Operation (CMO-T) in Teaching Language, Social Skills and Pragmatic Skills to Children with Autism

BEHP 1053: Do Punishment Contingencies Belong in Functional Treatment?

BEHP 1056: The Role of the Transitive Conditioned Motivating Operation (CMO-T) in Teaching Language, Social Skills and Pragmatic Skills to Children with Autism 

BEHP 1057: The Role of the Conditioned Motivating Operation (CMO-R) During Discrete Trial Instruction of Children with Autism

BEHP 1058: Increasing the Vocal Verbal Behavior of Children with Autism

BEHP 1059: A Behavioral Analysis of Linguistic Structure: Increasing the Length of Utterance in Children with Autism

BEHP1092: Reinforcement-Based Interventions for Problem Behavior in IDD: Considerations for Adoption in the Natural Environment

BEHP 1100: Preventing Child Maltreatment with High Risk-Families, and Innovations with Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: The Roots in Applied Behavior Analysis

BEHP1097: Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Evidence-based Practice, Adaptive Behavior, and Quality of Life

 

Coming soon, a workshopy by Dr. Saul Axelrod!

Excellence in Behavior Analytic Supervision Series

Excellence in Behavior Analytic Supervision Series

Presented by Corey L. Robertson, M.S., BCBA

Excellence in Supervision:

The Excellence in Behavior Analytic Supervision Series is geared toward budding and established BCBAs for the purpose of strengthening the procedures through which behavior analysts are supervised in order to develop stronger professionals in the field.

BEHP1078: Intro to Behavior Analytic Supervision

BEHP1079: Legal & Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analytic Supervision

BEHP1080: Logistics in Providing Supervision

BEHP1081: Developing the Competent Behavior Analyst

History of Behavior Analysis

History of Behavior Analysis

Do you wish you could attend lectures given by top behaviorists in the field, but can't ever seem to find the time?

Our History Series allows you to watch well-known experts interview famous Behavior Analysts and  instruct on their topics of expertise. This interview with Dr. Jack Michael, conducted by Tate McGee, is one of historical significance. Dr. Michael recalls "Chance Events", B.F. Skinner, his thoughts on Science and Human Behavior , and some of the family and friends who have shared his life. His stories of the past and his views of the future combine with his current interest in Verbal Behavior and Motivation to fascinate viewers.

 BEHP 1023: Inside the Box – An Interview with Dr. Jack Michael 

The Scott Center for Autism Series

The Scott Center for Autism Series

 

The Scott Center at Florida Tech is dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment, training and applied research to enhance the functioning and improve the quality of life of children with autism and related disabilities in Central Florida. In October of 2010 the Scott Center for Autism hosted four excellent presenters on various topics in Autism treatment. The Continuing Education staff would like to announce the release of the presentations of Mary Lynch Barbera, BCBA, Amiris Di Puglia, M.D., BCBA, Dr. Vince J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D, and Anita Miller Sostek, Ph.D. at the October talk as new released CEU workshops. If you missed the Autism conference in October this is an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge of Autism treatment.

BEHP1063: The Verbal Behavior Approach: Home Programming for Children with Autism

 ï»¿BEHP1064: Large Scale Implementation of the Verbal Behavior Model

BEHP1065: New Directions in Autism Research 

Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer

"I love the course [Train the Practitioner]! It's so much more than I was expecting. It's so simple/clear yet immediately applicable and functional! I was only really taking the class for credits w a mild interest. I am so happy. Thank you! ...oh and technologically speaking- the online course is so easy to follow and use. Even I did it! ...Additionally if you ever want anyone in doubt to call me as a reference, that's good too! You should know, I'm really not easily impressed."

- Amy Salzman

 BEHP 1022: "Train the Practitioner" Provider Workshop* 

 BEHP 1039: Professionalism* 

 BEHP 1051: Teaching Children with Autism: Establishing Instructional Control  

BEHP 1052: Teaching Early Mands to Children with Autism: Natural Environment Teaching 

BEHP 1066: A Better Way to Teach: Behavioral Skills Training and its Many Applications 

CE Course by Instructor

Abernathy, William B.

Abernathy, William B.

Ph.D.

William B. Abernathy founded Abernathy & Associates, which is located in Memphis, in 1981. His firm specializes in assisting client organizations with the design, implementation, and long-term management of organization-wide performance systems. Over the past 20 years, he has developed performance systems for a diverse client group with employee groups of 50-8,000 individuals and has worked with banks, insurance companies, manufacturers, distributors, retail, health care, and a variety of not for profits. Dr. Abernathy received his master's degree in Experimental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and his doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Ohio State University. He is an editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and an Adjunct Professor for the University of Nevada's graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. He believes that the systematic application of behavior analysis principles in organizations can improve both organizational profitability and employee job satisfaction.

BEHP1074 - Performance Pay

Ahearn, William

Ahearn, William

Ph.D. BCBA-D

Bill Ahearn, Ph.D., BCBA-D, joined The New England Center for Children in August 1996, and currently serves at NECC as the Director of Research. He is also an Adjunct Faculty in Western New England University’s masters and doctoral programs. Bill was named the 2009 American Psychological Association – Division 25 awardee for Enduring Contributions to Applied Behavioral Research. Bill is currently on the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts’ Board of Directors and serves as its President. He is also Past President of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy and currently serves BABAT as the Chair of Professional Practice. Bill’s research interests include social skills in children with autism, verbal behavior, assessment and treatment of stereotypy, severe problem behavior, and pediatric feeding difficulties. He is also interested in resistance to change, behavioral economics, and conditioned reinforcement. His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Behavioral Interventions, Behavior Modification, The Lancet, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and has written book chapters on teaching children with autism and pediatric feeding problems in children with autism. Bill is currently on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and is Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Interventions. He has been Principal Investigator on an NIH-funded grant with Dr. William Dube and through by the Organization for Autism Research along with Dr. Becky MacDonald.

BEHP 1109: Best Teaching Practices: Research in the Trenches

BEHP 1112: Stereotypy: There Are No Easy Answers

Axelrod, Saul

Axelrod, Saul

Ph.D.

Saul Axelrod is Professor of Education at Temple University. He received his doctorate from Florida State University in Special Education in 1970 His major interests include applying behavior analysis principles to behavioral problems exhibited by people with disabilities and increasing the academic development of children of poverty. Dr. Axelrod has served on the boards of editor of several journals, including Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Education, and Behavior Modification. He has written numerous journal articles and book reviews. He is an author or editor of Behavior Modification for the Classroom Teacher, Behavior Analysis and Treatment, and How to Improve Classroom Behavior. In 2006, Dr. Axelrod was the first recipient of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Michael Hemingway Award for Distinguished Service to Behavior Analysis. In 1991 he was elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association. In 2007, he was elected Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis. In 2009, he received Florida State University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, Distinguished Educator category. Dr. Axelrod retired from Temple University 1in 2011 where he is now Professor Emeritus.

BEHP1108: Classroom Management Problems and Procedures for Solving Them

Stimulus Class Formation in Children with Autism

Barbera, Mary Lynch

Barbera, Mary Lynch

BCBA

Mary Lynch Barbera, RN, MSN, BCBA offers a unique perspective as a parent of a child with autism, a BCBA and an author. Mary’s first-born son, Lucas, was diagnosed with autism one day before his third birthday in 1999. Mary went on to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and from 2003 until 2010 served as the Lead Behavior Analyst for the Pennsylvania Verbal Behavior Project. After working mostly in schools for the past 7 years, she is now focusing mostly on home programming. Mary is an International Speaker and has had the privilege of working with hundreds of children on the autism spectrum and has assisted in providing training to thousands of professionals and parents. In 2007 she published The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership.

BEHP1063: The Verbal Behavior Approach: Home Programming for Children with Autism

Bondy, Andy

Bondy, Andy

Ph.D.

Andy Bondy is president and co-founder of Pyramid Educational Consultants.  Dr. Bondy is an innovative leader in the field of autism and applied behavior analysis.  He directed a statewide public school system for students with autism for fourteen years.  He is co-author of the PECS Training Manual.  He alos wrote the Pyramid Approach to Education, a rainkng manual that offers an intergrated orientation to developing effective educational environments blending applied behavior analysis with functional activities and create communication strategies.

Dr. Bondy received his MA and Ph.D. from the UNC Greensboro, and completed his clinical internship in 1976 at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  Dr. Bondy has presented numerous pagers, lectures and workshop s in regional, national and international conferences and conventions on behavior analysis, PECS and the Pyramid Approach to Education.  He has remained active in research and writing,  and continues to develop new and innovative methods of helping children with autism and related developmental disorders.

BEHP 1127: The Use and Benefits of PECS: The Picture Exchange Communications System

BEHP 1129: Skinner's Verbal Behavior and its Relation to PECS

Courses Coming Soon:
BEHP 1128: A Pyramid Approach to Education: An Overview
BEHP 1126: Language of Emotions

Carbone, Dr. Vincent J.

Carbone, Dr. Vincent J.

Ed. D., BCBA-D

Dr. Vincent J. Carbone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral with over 30 years of experience designing learning environments for persons with autism and development disabilities. He received his graduate training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He is currently adjunct faculty at Penn State University and visiting professor in the Behavioral Education doctoral program at Simmons College in Boston, MA. His behavior analytic research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, and a paper recently recommended for publication in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Carbone currently serves on the editorial review board of several peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has provided the preparatory training and clinical consultation to hundreds of Certified Behavior Analysts in several states. He is the director of a center-based clinic for children with autism just north of New York City in Rockland County, N.Y. The clinic provides consultation, training and therapeutic services to children, families and their instructional teams. He and his clinic staff are currently working with several school districts, agencies and families throughout the United States and overseas.

BEHP 1056: The Role of the Transitive Conditioned Motivating Operation (CMO-T) in Teaching Language, Social Skills and Pragmatic Skills to Children with Autism

BEHP 1057: The Role of the Conditioned Motivating Operation (CMO-R) During Discrete Trial Instruction of Children with Autism

BEHP 1058: Increasing the Vocal Verbal Behavior of Children with Autism

BEHP 1059: A Behavioral Analysis of Linguistic Structure: Increasing the Length of Utterance in Children with Autism


Cipani, Ennio

Cipani, Ennio

Ph.D.

Ennio Cipani is a full professor at National University. Prior to his current position, he served a faculty role at the California School of Professional Psychology in the child clinical emphasis. Prior to that position, he was a faculty member in the department of special education at the University of the Pacific. He graduated from Florida State University with a Ph.D. in educational psychology. He has written many articles, chapters, and books on behavior management, including Punishment on Trial (free at www.ecipani.com/PoT.pdf , Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment (Springer Publishing), and Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment (with Keven Schock at www.springerpub.com ). He currently is a licensed psychologist in California, working with teachers and families who require behavioral consultation to manage their children.

BEHP 1053: Do Punishment Contingencies Belong in Functional Treatment?

BEHP 1070: A Behavior Analysis of Persistent Error Patterns

Daniels, Aubrey

Daniels, Aubrey

Ph.D.

Dr. Aubrey Daniels is one of the founding fathers of organizational behavior management. Dr. Daniels received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1964 and soon realized the value of applied behavior analysis in staff performance. Among his many accomplishments include founding the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and founding one of the first OBM consulting firms, Aubrey Daniels International, Inc (founded as Aubrey Daniels & Associates, Inc. in 1978).

BEHP1110: OOPS! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money

DeLeon, Dr. Iser

DeLeon, Dr. Iser

Ph.D., BCBA

Dr. Iser DeLeon is the Director of Research Development for the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. DeLeon received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Florida in 1997. Before joining the Kennedy Krieger faculty, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Psychology and Pediatrics at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics in 1998. In additional to his appointments at Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins, Dr. DeLeon has an adjunct appointment in Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is Co-Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis master’s degree program jointly administered by UMBC and Kennedy Krieger. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a former associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and a member of various professional societies including the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis, for which he served as president in 2001.

BEHP 1041: Functional Assessment of Behavioral Disturbances Related to Diagnostic Features of ASD

BEHP 1043: Advanced Topics in Functional Analysis

BEHP 1044: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 1

BEHP1045: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 2

BEHP 1046: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 3

BEHP1092:Reinforcement-Based Interventions for Problem Behavior in IDD: Considerations for Adoption in the Natural Environment

Di Puglia, Amiris

Di Puglia, Amiris

M.D., BCBA

Amiris Di Puglio, M.D., BCBA obtained her degree as a medical doctor in 1991 from the Pontificate Catholic University Mother and Master in the Dominican Republic. When her eldest son Alexander was diagnosed with autism, she abandoned her medical career and pursued her certification as a behavior analyst. Amiris has dedicated the past nine years to serving children with autism and other developmental delays by providing training and consultation to staff members in educational programs as well as home-bound service providers. She also provides training to family members in order to promote and facilitate collaboration as well as optimize outcomes. She is currently an educational consultant for the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistant Network (PaTTAN) serving as a parent consultant as well as working with the autism initiative to provide consultation and training for staff serving students with autism and related disorders.

BEHP1064: Large Scale Implementation of the Verbal Behavior Model

Freeman, Tom

Freeman, Tom

MS, BCBA

Tom Freeman, MS, BCBA earned his Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in 2000 and earned his BCBA in 2001. Tom has over twenty years of experience in both applied behavior analysis and animal behavior research. Currently, he is the lead co-instructor at the ABA Online Program, as well as the CEO and President of Praseworx, Inc. In his role at Praiseworx, Inc. he provides clinical, educational, organizational, and administrative behavioral consulting services. Previously, Tom served as the Local Review Committee Chairperson and Area Behavior Analyst for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities Program in Daytona Beach, FL where he provided comprehensive oversight of all behavioral services in Volusia and Flagler Counties. Additionally, Tom has served an adjunct professor at the Florida Institute of Technology’s Department of Psychology where he taught undergraduate classes in Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition to his plethora of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, Tom has conducted animal behavior research with Humpback Whales and Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins at the University of Hawaii and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Finally, Tom has produced a number of publications and presentations and is a co-author of the chapter titled, “Ethical Considerations for Applied Behavior Analysis” in Cooper, Heron & Heward’s (2007) Applied Behavior Analysis. Tom is a passionate, knowledgeable instructor who enjoys sharing this passion with his students.

BEHP 1054: ABA and Psychiatric Services

Friman, Dr. Patrick C.

Friman, Dr. Patrick C.

Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Patrick C. Friman is Director of Clinical Services at Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home (Boys Town) and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. He also served as Director of Clinical Training and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada at Reno and formerly held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania, John Hopkins, and University of Kansas Schools of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in the application of behavior analytic methods to behavioral medicine. One of his specialties is behavioral pediatrics, particularly focused on the successful treatment of common but potentially serious childhood behavior disorders such as habits, sleep problems, oppositional behavior, and incontinence. He has published more than 180 articles, two books, and is widely recognized as a preeminent lecturer and disseminator of the values and applications of behavior analysis to lay as well as scientific audiences. He has served as a reviewer editorial board member for virtually every major behavioral journal and was the editor of The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis from 2005–2007.

BEHP 1042: Mainstream Behavior Analysis

Gadaire, Dana

Gadaire, Dana

Psy.D., LCSW, BCBA

Dana Gadaire obtained her master’s degrees in social work and clinical psychology prior to earning a doctorate from the University of Southern Maine in 2011. In the course of my studies, she has worked with some of the most respected researchers in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis including Dr. Tim Vollmer, Dr. Brian Iwata, Dr. Wayne Fisher, and Dr. Bud Mace. These mentors have provided her with a wealth of knowledge in behavioral principles and their application to issues affecting individuals with special needs as well as society at large. The primary focus of her work has been the behavioral assessment and treatment of children with special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety, and various other emotional and behavioral disorders. However, she has also have experienced working with typically developing children and their families as well as providing systemic supports in schools and child welfare agencies. Primary areas of interest include social skills training, behavioral parent training, school consultation, and bullying prevention.

BEHP1099: Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Children

Gerhardt, Peter F.

Gerhardt, Peter F.

Ed.D.

Dr. Peter Gerhardt is the Director of Education, Upper School for the McCarton School and the Founding Chair of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). Dr. Gerhardt has over 30 years experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of adolescents and adults with ASD in educational, employment, residential, and community-based settings. He is the author or co-author of articles and book chapters on the needs of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder and he has presented nationally and internationally on this topic. Dr. Gerhardt serves on the Editorial Board of Behavior Analysis in Practice and on numerous professional advisory boards. Dr. Gerhardt received his doctorate from the Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Graduate School of Education.

BEHP 1096: Sexuality & Sexuality Instruction with Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders

BEHP1097: Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Evidence-based Practice, Adaptive Behavior, and Quality of Life

Gregory, Meagan

Gregory, Meagan

PhD, BCBA

Meagan Gregory, PhD, BCBA, earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Behavior Analysis from the University of Florida in 2010, and has been a BCBA since 2004. Her current position at Florida Tech is an assistant professor in the School of Psychology and a faculty supervisor at the Scott Center for Autism Treatment. Dr. Gregory possesses a great deal of research, clinical, and teaching experience. After earning her Bachelor’s degree, she worked for the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), which serves children and adolescents with developmental disabilities- on the Neurobehavioral Unit. While at KKI, she earned her Masters in Human Services Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Gregory then moved to the University of Florida to pursue her PhD under the advisement of Dr. Brian Iwata while working as a behavior analyst for a residential program for adolescents and adults with Prader-Willi syndrome. During this time, she also taught classes in ABA at University of Florida. As the majority of her clinical and research experiences revolved around individuals with developmental disabilities and severe problem behaviors, Dr. Gregory considers this application of behavior analysis to be her specialty. She thoroughly enjoyed her formal teaching experiences, and looks forward to continuing to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for ABA with future students.

BEHP1077: Behavior Boot Camp: Making your Classroom More Manageable

BEHP1083: Preference and Reinforcement Assessment

Heward, William

Heward, William

Ed.D., BCBA-D

William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D, is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University (OSU) where he taught for 30 years. Dr. Heward has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Portugal, a Visiting Scholar at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Keio University in Tokyo and the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and given lectures and workshops in 16 other countries. He has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters and nine books, including Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd ed. (2007, co-authored with John Cooper and Tim Heron) and Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, 10th ed. (2013). Awards recognizing Dr. Heward’s contributions to behavior analysis and education include the Ellen P. Reese Award for Communication of Behavioral Concepts from the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award from the American Psychological Association's Division 25, and the Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award from Western Michigan University. A Past President and Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Dr. Heward's research interests include "low-tech" methods for increasing the effectiveness of group instruction and adaptations of curriculum and instruction that promote the generalization and maintenance of newly learned knowledge and skills.

BEHP1091 Why Be a Behavior Analyst?

BEHP1105: Six Common Teaching Mistakes and What to do Instead

BEHP1106: Helping Students with ASD Succeed in Regular Classrooms

BEHP 1107: Ten Faulty Notions About Teaching & Learning in Special Education

 

Houvouras IV, Andrew J.

Houvouras IV, Andrew J.

Ms, BCBA

Andrew J. Houvouras IV is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Married to his wife Rayna, they have two sons, Preston and Cooper and live in Viera, Florida. Andrew graduated from Marshall University in 1997 with a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology. Andrew began his working with individuals in the autism spectrum as a high school junior, doing after school academic tutoring and sports instruction. He has presented continuing education workshops around the country, has been an expert witness for due process hearings, and presents regularly at local, state and international conferences. His current areas of interest are behavior analytic applications to bleeding disorders, behavioral medicine, ethics in applied behavior analysis and other clinical fields, social skills for individuals in the autism spectrum, and functional assessment in school settings. Andrew works for the Brevard County School System as a Behavior Analyst, operates Applying Behavior Concepts- a consulting company- with his wife, and co-instructs online coursework for the FIT ABA Online Program. He and his family spend most of their free time swimming, playing baseball and surfing.

BEHP 1066: A Better Way to Teach: Behavioral Skills Training and its Many Applications

Johnson, Kent

Johnson, Kent

Ph.D.

Dr. Kent Johnson founded Morningside Academy, in Seattle, Washington, in 1980, and currently serves as its Executive Director. Morningside is a laboratory school for elementary and middle school children and youth. Morningside investigates effective curriculum materials and teaching methods, and has provided training and consulting in instruction to over 125 schools and agencies throughout the USA and Canada since 1991.

Dr. Johnson has served in all the positions at Morningside, including classroom teacher for 10 years, financial manager, administrator, teacher trainer, school psychologist and school consultant. He has published many seminal papers and books about research-based curriculum and teaching methods, including The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction: What It Means to Leave No Child Behind, with Dr. Elizabeth Street. The Morningside Model focuses upon foundation skills in reading, writing, mathematics, thinking, reasoning, problem solving, studying core content, and project-based learning. Over 40,000 students and over a thousand teachers have used the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction. Dr. Johnson is also a co-founder of Headsprout, Inc., a company that develops web-based, interactive, cartoon-driven instructional programs, including Headsprout Early Reading and Headsprout Reading Comprehension.

Prior to founding Morningside, Dr. Johnson was professor at Central Washington University, director of staff training at the Fernald School in Massachusetts, and instructional designer at Northeastern University in Boston. He received his M.S. (1974) and Ph.D. (1977) in psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst under the mentorship of Drs. Beth Sulzer-Azaroff, Ellen Reese, and John Donahoe. He received his B.S. in psychology and sociology from Georgetown University (1973), under the mentorship of Dr. J Gilmour Sherman. He also counts Drs. Fred Keller, Charles Ferster, B. F. Skinner, Susan Markle, John Dewey, Siegfried Engelmann, Ogden Lindsey, Israel Goldiamond, Arthur Whimbey, and colleague Joe Layng as major influences on his work.

BEHP1073: The Morning Side Model of Generative Instruction

Kibbe, Holly

Kibbe, Holly

MS, BCBA

Holly Kibbe, MS, BCBA, holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. She co-founded Establishing Operations, Inc. in 2003. As Managing Partner, she has created and co-presents a series of workshops designed to train professionals how to teach Verbal Behavior. She has been working with children with autism and other developmental and behavioral disorders for ten years. She has experience working as a behavior analyst for both children with autism and typically-developing children with severe behavioral disorders, and as a pre-school teacher for children with autism. Holly began studying and working privately applying the principals of behavior analysis to teach Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior in 1998. She currently provides in-home and center-based consultation services for children with language delays, as well as a series of training workshops for professionals and parents all over the US, Canada, Bermuda, Ireland, England and Wales.

BEHP 1051: Teaching Children with Autism: Establishing Instructional Control

BEHP 1052: Teaching Early Mands to Children with Autism: Natural Environment Teaching

Lutzker, John R.

Lutzker, John R.

Ph. D.

John R. Lutzker, Ph. D. (University of Kansas) is Director of the Center for Healthy Development and Professor and Associate Dean of Public Health at Georgia State University. Among his previous positions, he was Chief of the Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the developer/founder of SafeCare®. He has published over 160 professional articles and chapters, six books, and has made over 425 professional presentations, nationally and internationally. Dr. Lutzker is Past-President of Division 33 of the American Psychological Association in which he is a Fellow in five Divisions. Among his awards are the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award from the Department of Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas, Outstanding Research Career Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and Visiting Scholar in Practice, Emory University School of Law, Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Family Violence, Child and Family Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Interventions, International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, International Public Health Journal, and Journal of Psychosocial Interventions. Among his media appearances, Dr. Lutzker has been interviewed on Morning Edition of National Public Radio, ABC’s Good Morning America, and served as a consultant for 60 Minutes on CBS. His applied research involves the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and parents with intellectual disabilities. He lives with his wife, Sandra, in Sandy Springs, GA.

BEHP1100: Live Event: Preventing Child Maltreatment with High Risk-Families, and Innovations with Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: The Roots in Applied Behavior Analysis

Mace, Dr. F. Charles

Mace, Dr. F. Charles "Bud"

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. F. Charles Mace graduated with a Philosophical Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Arizona in 1983 and received his BCBA. He is currently a Professor of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University, as well as the executive director of the University’s Autism Institute at the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies. Previously, he served as a professor and the Director of Research for the Psychology Program at the University of Southern Maine, as well as the Director of the ACHIEVE laboratory school for children with emotional disabilities. Additionally, Dr. Mace has held faculty positions at Lehigh University, Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the University of Wales. At each university, Dr.Mace developed clinical programs for children with developmental disabilities that served as nationally recognized sites for research and post-graduate training. He has published over one hundred research papers and book chapters, two of his papers are ranked as citation classics, having been cited well over one hundred times each. Dr. Mace’s research has concentrated on the functional analysis of severe behavior disorders, behavioral momentum, and the Matching Law, and he also serves on the editorial boards of several leading research journals and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) from 1999-2001.

BEHP 1016: Why People Often Make Bad Choices and What to Do about It: Important Features of Combined Schedules of Reinforcement

BEHP 1018: A Behavioral Approach to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

BEHP 1031: Achieve

BEHP 1040: Translational Research: Matching Theory and its Applications

Martinez-Diaz, Dr. Jose

Martinez-Diaz, Dr. Jose

Ph.D, BCBA-D

Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is professor, associate dean and founder of Florida Tech's School of Behavior Analysis. He also is the founder and program director of the ABA-On-line Professional Development Program at Florida Tech, CEO of ABA Technologies, Inc., and is an adjunct professor at Penn State's Department of Special Education.

Jose served as an officer and board member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for seven years and is now Senior Consultant for the BACB. Jose also serves as member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) and for the Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology Specialty Council. He also is a member of Florida's Behavior Analysis Peer Review Committee. Jose is a past president of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, which awarded its highest honor, the Charles H. Cox Award for Outstanding Service and Advancement of Behavior Analysis in Florida in 2005.

Jose earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in behavior analysis and therapy, from West Virginia University. His publications include a chapter on ethics in Cooper, Heron, and Heward, Applied Behavior Analysis, Second Edition and an article on Autism Spectrum Disorders in the National Health Review.

BEHP1010: Ethical and Legal Considerations for BA Practitioners

BEHP1012: It Is Not All About Reinforcement, or Is It? Discriminating between Motivating Operations and Discriminative Stimuli

BEHP1014: Figuring Out Why Johnny Tantrums when Asked to Do Something and what to Do about It

Guided Review: August Session

BEHP 1125: Visionary and Founder of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (Dr. Jerry Shook)

Miguel, Dr. Caio

Miguel, Dr. Caio

BCBA, Ph.D.

Dr. Caio Miguel received his Ph.D. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University under the co-advisement of Dr. James Carr and Dr. Jack Michael. Currently, Dr. Miguel is an assistant professor of Psychology and an affiliated faculty in the Doctoral program in Education at California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Miguel holds adjunct appointments at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology -Los Angeles, and at the University of Sao Paulo - Brazil. He is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Dr. Miguel is the current editor of the Journal The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, and also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Behavior Analyst, The Psychological Record, and The Brazilian Journal of Behavior Analysis. He has given over 80 professional presentations about behavior analysis and verbal behavior in North America, South America and Europe, and has had his work published in peer-reviewed journals and edited books in both English and Portuguese.

BEHP 1047: Simple and Conditional Discrimination

BEHP 1048: Stimulus Class Formation in Children with Autism

Montgomery-Pierce, Jan

Montgomery-Pierce, Jan

M.S., BCBA Lead Co-Instructor

Jan (Montgomery) Pierce graduated with a Master’s of Science Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis from North Dakota State University in 1988 and became Board Certified in 2000. Her career has included behavior analytical work at a head injury rehabilitation program, where she directed a secure locked unit for violent offenders, chairing LRC committees, consulting with group homes, and providing behavior training via workshops for caregivers and professionals. For the last eleven years, Jan has worked with dependent children and caregivers beginning with a pilot project with the Positive Parenting group under Dr. Michael Stoutimore based on Dr. Glenn Latham’s work. Having had the opportunity to work in the areas of developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and also with children, caregivers and professionals in the child welfare system has given Jan a wide range of experience in training. Her specialty area in ABA is working within the child welfare system with children and biological and adoptive parents as well as other alternative caregivers including relatives and residential situations. Jan finds it particularly exciting to teach Behavior Analysis to students who will go on to use the knowledge to change lives.

BEHP1082: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Review of Selected Research for Practitioners

Mosk, Mark

Mosk, Mark

Ph.D.

Dr. Mosk earned his B.A. degree from UCLA, and completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada in 1982, during which time he was recognized for his expertise in applied behavior analysis and attention training in the treatment of autism. He has served on the faculty for several academic institutions, including UCLA, as both a researcher and educator. From 1985 to 1988, Dr. Mosk developed and served as the Director of The Life Skills Center, a model demonstration program for the California Department of Mental Health. For the past 26 years, Dr. Mosk has focused his professional practice primarily in the areas of forensic and consulting psychology, with an emphasis on behavioral assessment methodologies.

Dr. Mosk holds the copyright on the Functional Capacity Assessment Profile©, a psychological instrument used to objectively quantify individuals’ behavior patterns. He founded Managed Care Measurement in 1993, a software company that serviced the healthcare industry. Mosk has served as a consultant to numerous Fortune 500 companies and business organizations in the U.S. and Canada, including those in the manufacturing, distribution, and healthcare sectors. He has worked with various law enforcement agencies in assisting them to address a wide variety of organizational and management issues.

BEHP 1102: The ABCs of Starting a Private Practice
BEHP 1103: Risk Management & Self-Preservation
BEHP 1104: Forensic Matters: Shark-Infested Waters


Neff, Bryon

Neff, Bryon

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Bryon Neff received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology (FL Tech), a Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois. He currently works with ABA Technologies as a Curriculum Development Specialist and is assisting FL Tech in the dissemination of their new Master of Arts hybrid program in Professional Behavior Analysis. Since 2009, Bryon has taught several different courses in behavior analysis for FL Tech. Bryon is also employed by Optimal, a consulting firm that focuses on streamlining processes and improving business results for human service agencies. Previously, he worked for the University of South Florida. While at USF, he supervised and coordinated the Behavior Analysis Services Program, a statewide program that employed over 60 BCBAs and provided consultative and behavior analytic services to Florida’s foster care system. Bryon co-authored several training curricula designed to teach behavior management skills to parents and professionals. He also chaired a Local Peer Review Committee and had a key role in facilitating statewide projects for Florida’s Department of Children and Families such as revising behavior analysis practice standards for the child welfare system and providing recommendations for legislative change. Furthermore, Bryon has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented at numerous state and national conferences.

Guided Review: August Session

BEHP1111: Playing Catch-up: A review of recent publications in The Behavior Analyst

Neff, Stacie

Neff, Stacie

M.S., BCBA

Stacie Neff graduated with a Master’s of Science Degree in Behavior Analysis from University of North Texas in 1997 and received her BCBA in 2001. While working for the University of South Florida/Department of Children and Families, she was one of six behavior analysts involved in developing and implementing Florida’s child welfare Behavior Analysis Services Program, and participated in creating the training curriculum “Tools for Positive Behavior Change.” Stacie has also participated on the Multidisciplinary Committee through the Department of Children and Families while working for Families First of Florida. Also, while working with the Department of Children and Families, she revised and created new materials for four curricula used statewide by the Behavior Analysis Services Program, and created and conducted statewide recertification for all members of the program. She has taught teachers, parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, residential staff, behavior analysts and both graduate and undergraduate students. Stacie currently teaches parenting skills to a variety of audiences, and has conducted several workshops and presentations in her area. Teaching is one of Stacie’s favorite things to do, and she considers teaching and training her specialty.

BEHP 1039: Professionalism

Pham, Mai-Linh

Pham, Mai-Linh

M.S., BCBA

Mai-Linh Pham, M.S., BCBA, earned her Master of Science in Organizational Behavior Management from Florida Tech in May of 2010, and received her BCBA later the same year. While attending classes in Melbourne she worked as a curriculum assistant for the school, where she developed assessment tools, performed content analyses, and created learning activities and testing materials. Before that she worked as a behavior technician for Autism Early Interventions Clinics in Tampa, and during her time at the University of Florida for undergrad she worked as a research assistant at the Behavior Analysis Lab at Sidney Lanier. She considers OBM to be her area of expertise and is especially interested in mainstream applications of ABA, such as in education, business and politics.

BEHP 1069: Basics of Learning Efficiencies: What it is, How to Calculate it and Why You Should Care

Pritchard, Josh

Pritchard, Josh

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Josh Pritchard is on the faculty of the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the Florida Institute of Technology primarily at the Orlando Graduate Campus. His research interests include the scientific philosophy underpinning behavior analysis, science in autism treatments, organizational behavior management and systems analysis and the examination of complex human behavior. He serves as a board member of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and as a co-editor of its quarterly newsletter: Science in Autism Treatment. He began his career in behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology, receiving his bachelors and masters degrees there. After working in the field, he received his doctoral training at the University of Nevada, Reno in behavior analysis. His overarching interests entail the large scale implementation and international dissemination of behavior analysis.

BEHP1068: Adventures in Ethics: Down the Rabbit Hole

Guided Review: August Session

Roane, Henry S.

Roane, Henry S.

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Henry S. Roane, Ph.D., BCBA-D Dr. Roane is the Gregory S. Liptak Endowed Professor in Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In this capacity, Dr. Roane serves as the Chief of the Division of Development, Behavior and Genetics (CDBG). Dr. Roane received his Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis from Louisiana State University in 2000. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

 

Dr. Roane is a former Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and Behavior Analysis in Practice, and serves on the Editorial Board of JABA, the Journal of School Psychology, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Research in Developmental Disabilities, and the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Roane previously served on the Board of Directors for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) and presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

 

Dr. Roane directs two outpatient clinics that serve children with ASD. The CDBG provides an average of 1700 patient encounters per year. His other outpatient clinic, CNY Medical Practice, provides services for children with ASD and co-morbid behavior disorders (e.g., self-injury, aggression, feeding disorders). CNY Medical Practices sees approximately 100 outpatient visits per week, all of which are funded through private insurance and Medicaid.

 

Robertson, Corey L.

Robertson, Corey L.

M.S., BCBA

Corey Robertson graduated with a Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management from Florida Institute of Technology in 2006 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2007. He began his career in 1998 as an exceptional education teacher for the Orange County Public Schools, working two years at the elementary level and two years at the middle school level. He has since worked as a behavior analyst for a number of organizations, working in homes, schools and community settings with parents, teachers, and staff to improve the lives of children and adults with and without disabilities. He is also interested in Organizational Behavior Management as it applies to human services. Corey is passionate about teaching and enjoys interacting with students from all types of backgrounds, from all over the world. His experiences in different applications and settings of applied behavior analysis has given him a well-rounded perspective and has contributed to his knack for explaining things in a way that is easy to understand and remember.

BEHP1067: “So You Wrote the Perfect Behavior Plan, Now What?” or “Performance Management in Human Service Settings”

BEHP1093: Behavior Analytic Supervision and Legal & Ethical Considerations (Contains the following courses:)

  • BEHP 1078: Introduction to Behavior Analytic Supervision
  • BEHP1079: Legal & Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analytic Supervision 

BEHP1080: Logistics in Providing Supervision

BEHP1081: Developing the Competent Behavior Analyst 

BEHP1123: Excellence in Supervision

Sostek, Anita Miller

Sostek, Anita Miller

Ph.D

Anita Miller Sostek joined Autism Speaks as Vice President of Scientific Review and Operations in September of 2008. In this role, Anita oversees Autism Speaks’ Grants Program, which currently processes over 1,000 investigator-initiated grants annually. She is involved in overseeing the review of proposals, the evaluation of progress reports, and financial monitoring of the Science Program. She is also responsible for developing and implementing policies, procedures, and operations for the Science Program. Anita has extensive background in early development and scientific peer review. After receiving a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, she joined the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at Georgetown University. There she studied the developmental outcomes of infants born at risk because of prematurity and/or medical complications around the time of birth. She moved to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1987 to administer peer review in the areas of mental retardation, neurodevelopmental disorders and prematurity. With her 2002 promotion to the position of Director of the Division of Clinical and Population-Based Studies at the Center for Scientific Review at the NIH, Anita was responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring peer review policy. She worked with more than 70 Scientific Review Officers and their Chiefs to ensure fair and expert review in behavioral science, neuroscience and population-based research. This regularly involved the resolution of complex issues such as appeals and conflicts of interest as well as frequent contact with investigators and NIH staff across many of the 27 Institutes and Centers. Anita served on several NIH Committees, has won multiple honors and awards, and has edited numerous books. Her most recent recognition consisted of a 2008 NIH Director’s Award for Implementation of the Continuous Submission Option for Grant Applications.

BEHP1065: New Directions in Autism Research

Sundberg, Dr. Mark L.

Sundberg, Dr. Mark L.

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D received his doctorate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University (1980), under the direction of Dr. Jack Michael. Dr. Sundberg serves on the Board of Directors of the B. F. Skinner Foundation. He is the author of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (the VB-MAPP), and the co-author of The ABLLS, Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities, and A Collection of Reprints on Verbal Behavior. He has published over 45 professional papers, including a chapter titled “Verbal Behavior” in Cooper, Heron, & Heward (2007). He is the founder and past editor of the Journal The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, two time past-president of The Northern California Association for Behavior Analysis, past-chair of the Publication Board of ABAI, and is a member of the committee that develops the BACB Task Lists. Dr. Sundberg has given over 500 conference presentations and workshops, and taught 80 college courses on behavior analysis, verbal behavior, sign language, and child development. He is a licensed psychologist in private practice who consults for programs and classrooms that serve children with autism in the San Francisco Bay Area. His awards include the 2001 “Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award” from Western Michigan University.

BEHP 1024: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 1

BEHP 1025: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 2

BEHP 1026: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment

BEHP 1027: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Intervention

BEHP 1028: A Tutorial of B.F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior (1957)*

BEHP 1029: How to Conduct Language Assessment & Intervention using the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)

BEHP 1030: Verbal Behavior: From Theory to Practice*

Tu, Joyce C.,

Tu, Joyce C.,

Ed.D, BCBA

Dr. Tu received a doctor of education in Educational Psychology specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis from West Virginia University. Dr. Tu has over fourteen years of experience providing trainings and supervisions for behavior consultants to provide services to both school district and regional center clients. Services include training and workshops to teachers, instructional aides, and parents on implementing behavioral procedures, discrete trial teaching methodology, the Picture Exchange Communication System, functional/behavioral assessments, generalization training, verbal behavior, and task analysis when teaching complex behaviors. Her specialization and research interests are in the area of verbal behavior. She has several publications in peer-reviewed journals in that specific area.

Dr. Tu works internationally and has developed several classrooms that provide services to children with autism in China. Dr. Tu has presented a number of times to both national and international professional organizations. Dr. Tu was a part-time lecturer at the Florida Institute of Technology. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Association for Behavior Analysis and is also on the Board of Directors of Best Buddies.

BEHP1075: Teaching Social Skills to Individuals Diagnosed with Autism 

Twigg, Cherish

Twigg, Cherish

MS, BCBA

Cherish Twigg, MS, BCBA holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. She co-founded Establishing Operations, Inc. in 2003. As Managing Partner, she has created and co-presented a series of workshops on verbal behavior. She currently has ten years of experience working with children with autism and behavior disorders. Cherish began her consulting career in 1999. Since this time she has consulted to dozens of families with children with autism across the US, Canada as well as in the UK. She currently provides in-home and center-based consultation services and training workshops for children and professionals throughout the US as well as in Canada, England, Ireland, Bermuda and Wales.

BEHP 1051: Teaching Children with Autism: Establishing Instructional Control

BEHP 1052: Teaching Early Mands to Children with Autism: Natural Environment Teaching

Wine, Byron

Wine, Byron

P.h.D., BCBA-D

Byron Wine earned his BCBA in 2007 and earned his doctorate in Educational Psychology from Temple University in 2012. Byron is currently an assistant professor at Fl Tech and serves as the operations manager for the hybrid professional M.A. in behavior analysis. He is also a curriculum development specialist at ABA Technologies. Byron's primary clinical experience is with adults exhibiting significant and long-standing problematic behavior. He began working in the field in 2005 in early intervention and later moved into residential settings. Before coming to Fl Tech he was a senior behavior analyst in a human service agency. His research interests revolve primarily around the area of organizational behavior management. Byron is excited to empower students and play a part in developing another generation of behavior analysts.

BEHP1095 Introduction to OBM: Live

BEHP1116: Behavior Based Safety

Guided Review: August Session

Wyatt, Dr. W. Joseph

Wyatt, Dr. W. Joseph

Joseph Wyatt, Ph. D., is a Board Certified Forensic Psychologist and has been qualified as an expert in clinical psychology in many courts, having testified in open court over 60 times. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University in 1980. His Masters was earned at the University of Miami, and his Bachelors at Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston). For more than 25 years he has been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Marshall University, where his duties include teaching undergraduate courses and graduate courses in the clinical field. He served as Director of the campus outpatient Psychology Clinic for 15 years. In addition to his forensic consulting activities, he has extensive experience providing consultation services to community agencies. Earlier, Dr. Wyatt was employed in full-time clinical practice, for more than ten years, in several settings. Dr. Wyatt has published many papers in professional journals. He founded and edits the Behavior Analysis Digest, a quarterly newsletter. He is a member of the Board of Editors of Behavior and Social Issues. He is also the author of the first novel about behaviorism since Skinner's Walden Two, titled The Millennium Man.

BEHP 1049:Behavioral Practice in the Forensic Area

BEHP 1050: Enhancing your Behavioral Practice in the Era of Bio-Psychiatry and Big Pharma

Zuluaga, Carlos

Zuluaga, Carlos

M.S., BCBA Assistant Lead Co-Instructor

Carlos Zuluaga, M.S., BCBA, received his BCaBA in 2005, graduated with a Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2006, and received his BCBA in 2007. Carlos has been working with children with developmental disabilities and language delays for the past five years. Throughout this experience, he has seen how important it is to have a good foundation in the basic principles and procedures used in behavior analysis in order to be an effective practitioner. Carlos has served as the lead behavior analyst at Quest Kids, Inc. in Orlando, FL since 2005. In this role, Carlos carries out assessments of skill deficits and develops, implements, and evaluates behavior programs to address those deficits. He also provides supervision to behavior analysts in training, conducts parent training on compliance management, community outings, feeding programs, and functional communication training. Carlos is excited to have the opportunity to be a co-instructor for the Florida Tech ABA Online Program and to share his knowledge, skills, and experiences with students.

BEHP1098: No Me Enseñes Trucos. Enséñame Habilidades. *This CE is presented in Spanish

CE Course by Listing

Course Name Course ID CE's

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ABA and Psychiatric Services BEHP1054 3.5 Register Now
The ABCs of Starting a Private Practice BEHP1102 2.5
ACHIEVE: A Day Program for Children with Behavioral Disabilities

BEHP1031

3.5   Register Now
Advanced Topics in Functional Analysis BEHP1043 5 Register Now
Adventures in Ethics: Down the Rabbit Hole BEHP1068 1 Register Now
Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Evidence-based Practice, Adaptive Behavior, and Quality of Life BEHP1097 1.5 Register Now!
Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment BEHP1026 5 Register Now
Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Intervention BEHP1027 6.5 Register Now
Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings Part 1 BEHP1044 4.5 Register Now
Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings Part 2 BEHP1045 5 Register Now
Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings Part 3 BEHP1046 5.5 Register Now
Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Children BEHP1099 1.5
Assessments Course Set BEHP1085   17 Register Now
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Review of Selected Research for Practitioners BEHP1082 2
Autism - Specific Course Set BEHP1084 18 Register Now
B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior Tutorial BEHP1028 11

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B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Part 1 BEHP1024 5 Register Now
B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Part 2 BEHP1025 6 Register Now
Bad Choices and What To Do About Them BEHP1016 3 Register Now
Basics of Learning Efficiencies: What it is, How to Calculate it and Why You Should Care BEHP1069 1 Register Now
Basing Treatment on the Real Cause of the Problem: Function-Based Treatments BEHP1020 3.5 Register Now
Behavior Analysis Basics for OBM BEHP1138 Register Now
Behavior Analysis and Traffic Safety BEHP1113 3.5 Register Now
Behavior Boot Camp: Making your Classroom More Manageable BEHP1077 0 Register Now!
A Behavior Analysis of Persistent Error Patterns BEHP1070 1.5
Behavioral Analysis of Linguistic Structure BEHP1059 3 Register Now
Behavioral Approach Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder BEHP1018 4 Register Now
Behavioral Systems Analysis BEHP1115 13.5 Register Now
Behavior Based Safety BEHP1116 3.5 Register Now
Behavioral Practice in the Forensic Area BEHP1049 2.5 Register Now
Behavioral Skills Training BEHP1066 1 Register Now
Big Pharma BEHP1050 4 Register Now
Business Essentials for Behavior Analysts BEHP1117 1 Register Now
Classroom Management Problems and Procedures for Solving Them BEHP1108 3 Register Now
CMOR in DTI BEHP1057 3.5 Register Now
Co-Morbidity & Medications Course Set BEHP1088   8.5 Register Now
Conducting Language Assessment & Intervention: The VB-MAPP BEHP1029 11.5 Register Now
Crisis Intervention Course Set BEHP1087   9.5 Register Now
Developing the Competent Behavior Analyst BEHP1081 2.5
Essentials of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) BEHP1114 11.5
Ethical and Legal Considerations for BA Practitioners BEHP1010 3.5 Register Now
Ethics: Down the Rabbit Hole BEHP1068 1   Register Now
Excellence in Behavior Analytic Supervision BEHP 1122 8
Excellence in Supervision BEHP 1123 3.5
Family Collaboration Course Set BEHP1089   7 Register Now
Functional Assessment of Behavior Disturbances: Diagnostic Features ASD BEHP1041 4.5 Register Now
Helping Students with ASD Succeed in Regular Classrooms BEHP1106 2
Importance of Reinforcement BEHP1012 4 Register Now
Increasing Vocal Verbal Behavior BEHP1058 3.5 Register Now
Inside the Box Interview with Dr. Jack Michael BEHP1023 3 Register Now
Instructional Strategies & Best Practices Course Set BEHP1086   16 Register Now
Introduction to Behavior BEHP1076 N/A Register Now
Introduction to Behavior Analytic Supervision BEHP1078 2.5
Introduction to Organizational Behavior Management BEHP1095 3
Language of Emotions BEHP1126    
Legal & Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analytic Supervision BEHP1079 2
Logistics in Providing Supervision BEHP1080 1
Mainstream Behavior Analysis BEHP1042 4 Register Now
Natural Environment Teaching BEHP1052 3 Register Now
No Me Enseñes Trucos. Enséñame Habilidades. BEHP1098 2 Register Now
OOPS! 13 Management Practices That Waste Time and Money BEHP1110 1.5
Performance Pay BEHP1074 9.5 Register Now
Playing Catch-up: A review of recent publications in The Behavior Analyst BEHP1111 2
Preference and Reinforcement Assessment BEHP1083 2  
Preventing Child Maltreatment with High Risk-Families, and Innovations with Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: The Roots in Applied Behavior Analysis BEHP1100 3
Professionalism BEHP1039 3 Register Now
Punishment Contingencies BEHP1053 3 Register Now
A Pyramid Approach to Education: an Overview BEHP1128    
Reinforcement-Based Interventions for Problem Behavior in IDD: Considerations for Adoption in the Natural Environment BEHP1092 2.5
Scott Center – Large Scale VB implementation BEHP1064 1.5 Register Now
Scott Center - New Directions in Autism Research BEHP1065 1 Register Now
Scott Center – VB Model BEHP1063 1.5 Register Now
Sexuality & Sexuality Instruction with Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders BEHP1096 2 Register Now!
Simple and Conditional Discrimination BEHP1047 5 Register Now
Six Common Teaching Mistakes and What to do Instead BEHP 1105 4 Register Now
Skinner's Verbal Behavior and its Relation to PECS BEHP 1129 2 Register Now
So You Wrote the Perfect Behavior Plan, Now What? or Performance Management in Human Service Settings BEHP1067 1.5 Register Now
Specific Skills Deficits Training Course Set BEHP1090   16 Register Now
Stereotypy: There Are No Easy Answers BEHP 1112 4 Register Now
Teaching Children with Autism: Establishing Instructional Control BEHP1051 2.5 Register Now
Teaching Social Skills to Individuals Diagnosed with Autism   BEHP1075 1 Register Now
Ten Faulty Notions About Teaching & Learning in Special Education BEHP1107 1 Register Now
The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction BEHP1073 3
Topical and Systematic Presentation BEHP1132    
Training in OBM BEHP1118 3
Train the Practitioner BEHP1022 10 Register Now
Translational Research BEHP1040 3 Register Now
The Use and Benefits of Pecs BEHP1127    
Using the CMOT to teach skills BEHP1056 2.5 Register Now
Verbal Behavior: From Theory to Practice BEHP1030 22.5 Register Now
Jerry Shook: Visionary and Founder of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board BEHP 1125 2.5 Register Now
Why Be A Behavior Analyst BEHP1091 1.5 Register Now!
Why Johnny Tantrums BEHP1014 6 Register Now

ABA Guru Series

Although behaviorists emphasize the importance of consequences, antecedent events also play an important and often overlooked role in behavior change.

Hear Jose Martinez-Diaz, PhD, BCBA-D, lecture about the distinction between and use of antecedent stimuli in behavior analysis.

Dr. Martinez-Diaz is an internationally recognized expert on behavior analysis, and also passionately reviews ethical issues in human services and methods for practitioners to ensure effective services.

Click on the following below to view the course descriptions, price and more.

Ethical and Legal Considerations
It Is Not All About Reinforcement or Is It?
Figuring Out Why Johnny Tantrums

CE Course Format and Pricing

Please view the pricing and course formats below.

A two-week extension can be purchased for an additional $15; contact abaceu@fit.edu for details. If you experience Problems with registration, call (321)674-8382.

Workshop Date: On Demand
CE Credits: Listed per course as Type II CEs
CE Price: $13.00 per 1 Type II CE *Type II CEs provided by ABA Technologies, Inc (ACE Provider Number OP-02-0023).
Workshop Format: Registrants view 50 minutes of video per 1 Type II CE offered, and are broken down into small sections for time convinience.
Computer Requirements: Computer with better than dial up connection and sound.

 

CE Courses Offered

BEHP 1010: Ethical and Legal Considerations for the Behavior Analysis Practitioner

Keywords: Ethical standards, legal considerations, BACB, client services

Students will explore the ethical and legal considerations in the practice of behavior analysis. Case scenarios are utilized to demonstrate and facilitate understanding of the workshop material.

Topics discussed include:

  • Standards of professional practice dictated by the BACB® Guidelines for Responsible Conduct and the BACB® Ethical Considerations Task list.
  • Ethical issues relevant to client services

*Need Ethics Credits? This course meets the BACB's certification requirements for Ethics and Professionalism.

 

 

Presented by: Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D, BCBA-D
Please visit the speaker's bio here. 

Rating: Though this course is targeted for BCBAs and BCaBAs, anyone, including parents, may benefit from it

3.5 Type II BACB® CEs

$46.00 USD


BEHP 1012: It Is Not All About Reinforcement or Is It? Discriminating between Motivating Operations and Discriminative Stimuli: A Conceptual Analysis of the Operant Four-term Contingency

Keywords: Motivating operation, discriminative stimulus, reinforcement, punishment

Discriminating between motivating operations (MOs) and discriminative stimuli is a critical skill that can make the difference between designing effective or ineffective interventions. This presentation provides explicit instruction on the topic by using every day examples.

Topics discussed include:

  • The difference between MOs related to reinforcement and MOs related to punishment
  • The difference between unconditioned MOs and the various types of conditioned MOs
Presented by: Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D, BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who have an understanding of at least the basic concepts and principles of behavior analysis and that are familiar with the concepts of motivating operations and discriminative stimuli

4 Type II BACB® CE Credits

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$52.00 USD


BEHP 1014: Figuring Out Why Johnny Tantrums when Asked to Do Something and what to Do about It: The Role of Motivating Operations and Discriminative Stimuli in the Assessment and Treatment of Socially-Mediated Escape/Avoidance Problem Behavior

Keywords: Establishing operation, problem behavior, treatment, socially-mediated negative reinforcement, unconditioned EO, reflexive EO

Problem behavior maintained by socially-mediated negative reinforcement is almost evoked by an establishing operation (EO) for negative reinforcement. This presentation provides flowcharts, tables, and many case studies to assist the ABA practitioner to identify these antecedent variables and incorporate them in treatment plans. Treatment implications of establishing operations are discussed.

Topics covered include:

  • Unconditioned EO(s) and reflexive conditioned EO(s) related to problem behavior
  • Discriminative stimuli that evoke problem behavior

NOTE: Mastery of the material in the first presentation on MO's listed above is highly recommended for those enrolling in this second presentation on MO's.

Presented by: Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D, BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who have an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of behavior analysis and who are familiar with the concepts of motivating operations and discriminative stimuli

6 Type II BACB® CE Credits

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$78.00 USD

Distinguished Behavior Analysts Series

Do you wish you could attend lectures given by top behaviorists in the field, but can't ever seem to find the time?

Our Distinguished Behavior Analyst series allows you to watch well-known experts instruct on their topics of expertise. Hear Dr. Mark Sundberg lecture on verbal behavior and the VB-MAPP; listen to Dr. Pat Friman discuss the importance of bringing behavior analysis into the mainstream human service industry or let Dr. Vince Carbone open your eyes to the importance of manipulating conditioned motivating operations.

With 7 different instructors and new ones being added every month, you'll be sure to find a course that sparks your interest!

Dr. F. Charles "Bud" Mace, Ph.D.,BCBA-D
Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
Dr. Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Caio Miguel, BCBA
Dr. W. Joseph Wyatt
Dr. Vincent J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D
Dr. Ennio Cipani, Ph.D.


CE Course Format and Pricing

Please view the pricing and course formats below.

A two-week extension can be purchased for an additional $15; contact abaceu@fit.edu for details. If you experience Problems with registration, call (321)674-8382.

Workshop Date: On Demand
CE Credits: Listed Per Course as Type II CEs
CE Price: $13.00 per 1 Type II CE *Type II CEs provided by ABA Technologies, Inc (ACE Provider Number OP-02-0023).
Workshop Format: Registrants view 50 minutes of video per 1 Type II CE offered, and are broken down into small sections for time convinience.
Computer Requirements:

Computer with better than dial up connection and sound.

CE Courses Offered

BEHP 1016: Why People Often Make Bad Choices and What to Do about It: Important Features of Combined Schedules of Reinforcement

Keywords: Discriminated operant, schedules of reinforcement, behavioral contrast, behavioral momentum, matching law, motivating operations, resistance to change, persistence

This presentation provides an updated model of the discriminated operant. The implications of this model for assessment and treatment are emphasized.

Topics covered include:

  • Model of the discriminated operant that includes combined schedules of reinforcement, behavioral contrast, behavioral momentum, the matching law, motivating operations, and contextual variables
  • Resistance to change and persistence

Presented by: Dr. F. Charles "Bud" Mace, Ph.D.,BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals who have strong background knowledge of behavior analysis, including prerequisite knowledge of simple and complex schedules of reinforcement and single-subject research designs.

 

3 Type II BACB® CEs

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$39.00 USD

 


BEHP 1018: A Behavioral Approach to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Keywords: ADHD, self-control, self-management, neurodevelopmental, stimulant medication

This presentation broadly covers the nature and diagnosis of ADHD, including conventional treatments as well as a behavioral model of treatment. r esearch studies provide comparisons of modalities of treatment and potential direction with a computerized test of self-control.

Topics covered include:

  • The nature of ADHD, importance of accurate diagnosis, developmental characteristics, the relationship between ADHD and other psychiatric conditions, and biological etiologies and other risk factors
  • Pharmacological and other conventional treatments
  • A behavioral model for treatment that emphasizes self-control strategies

Presented by: F. Charles ("Bud") Mace, Ph.D., BCBA-D with Jose A. Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals who have basic background knowledge of behavior analysis, including prerequisite knowledge of schedules of reinforcement and interpreting research findings.

4 Type II BACB® CEs

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$52.00 USD


BEHP 1020: Basing Treatment on the Real Cause of the Problem: Function-Based Treatments

Keywords: Behavioral function, function-based intervention, extinction, differential reinforcement, time contingent schedules, stimulus fading, planned ignoring

This presentation discusses the design and implementation of the function-based model of intervention. The importance of being proactive is emphasized.

Topics covered include:

  • A review of the major behavioral functions and function-based interventions for each
  • A conceptual framework for designing and implementing function-based interventions

 

Presented by: F. Charles ("Bud") Mace, Ph.D., BCBA-D & Jose A. Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals who have basic background knowledge of behavior analysis, including prerequisite knowledge of behavioral function, basic behavior-change procedures, and single-subject research designs.

3.5 Type II BACB® CEs

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$46.00 USD


BEHP 1040: Translational Research: Matching Theory and its Applications

Keywords: Translational research, Matching Law, Generalized Matching Law, choice, preference, response allocation, self-control, function-based intervention

Individuals who have taken BEHP 1018 and BEHP 1020 should be advised that there is some crossover in material,it is recommended that you select another CEU if you do not wish to view repeat material.

 

This presentation reviews translational findings from non-human to human basic research for the purpose of stimulating the development of behavioral technologies.

Topics covered include:

  • The Matching Law, including basic and generalized matching equations.
  • The variables influencing choice, preference, and response allocation, including practical applications and implications for treatment
  • The behavioral model of self-control, including implications and treatments for individuals diagnosed with ADHD
  • A framework for designing function-based Interventions based on Matching Theory

 

Presented By: F. Charles ("Bud") Mace, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This is an advanced workshop that is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with strong background knowledge of behavior analysis, including prerequisite knowledge of single-subject research designs, simple and complex schedules of reinforcement, behavioral function and behavior-change procedures.

3 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$39.00USD


BEHP1030: Verbal Behavior: From Theory to Practice*

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, language, verbal operants, VB-MAPP, assessment, language intervention, barriers

Individuals can choose to take single classes in the series below , however participation in all four is recommended for full understanding of the material.

*This course is 8 weeks long, as opposed to our 2 week format.

B.F. Skinner's classic (1957) Verbal Behavior is reviewed in detail including the verbal operants and more advanced topics of "radical behaviorism". Following this verbal behavior theory, the behaviorally-based VB-MAPP (2008) using language acquisition milestones of typically developing children is presented. Practitioners will learn assessment and intervention procedures for children with autism and others with language delays.

  • BEHP 1024: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 1
  • BEHP 1025: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 2
  • BEHP 1026: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment
  • BEHP 1027: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Intervention

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior is not required.

22.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

$250.00 USD


BEHP 1024: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 1

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, verbal operants , mand, tact, echoic, intraverbal, texual, transcription

This presentation covers the basic elements of Skinner's (1957) analysis of verbal behavior. The content of the course covers the first five Chapters of Skinner's book. Practice exercises are provided to teach students how to classify samples of verbal behavior.

Topics covered include:

  • How Skinner's analysis of language differs from the many traditional treatments
  • Dependent and independent variables in the analysis of language and the basic elements for verbal behavior research.
  • The elementary verbal operants: mand, tact, echoic, intraverbal, and textual and transcriptive relations.

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior is not required

5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$75.00 USD


BEHP 1025: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 2

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, private events, radical behaviorism, multiple control, autoclitic, self-editing

This presentation covers several advanced topics from Skinner's (1957) book, Verbal Behavior. The content of the course covers Chapters 6 through 17. Several suggestions on empirical research relevant to Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior are presented.

Topics covered include:

  • The role of the listener in verbal interactions and variables that can affect verbal interactions
  • Verbal extensions and Skinner's analysis of private events and radical behaviorism
  • Multiple control
  • The autoclitic
  • Self-editing

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. We recommend that individuals complete BEHP1024: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior Part 1 prior to taking part two of the course. Part one (BEHP1024) covers the first five chapters of Skinner's (1957) analysis of verbal behavior. Part two (BEHP1025) covers chapters six through 17.

6 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$85.00 USD


BEHP 1026: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, VB-MAPP, assessment, language acquisition, barriers

This webinar will present a language assessment program (The VB-MAPP) that is based on Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior, and the language acquisition milestones of typically developing children.

Topics covered include:

  • Uses of the VB-MAPP
  • Advantages of the VB-MAPP
  • 5 components of the VB-MAPP: 1) The Milestones Assessment, 2) The Barriers Assessment, 3) The Transition Assessment , 4) The Skills Task Analysis and Tracking System , and 5) Placement and IEP Goals

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior is not required.

5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$75.00 USD


BEHP 1027: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Intervention

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, VB-MAPP, assessment, augmentative communication, discrete trial teaching, natural environment teaching

This course will describe how to develop and implement a language intervention program based on the results of a VB-MAPP assessment. A brief overview of the body of empirical research that supports the use of Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior for children with language delays will be presented, as well as recommendations for a variety of teaching.

Topics covered include:

  • Basic elements of a verbal behavior intervention program
  • Issues and recommendations regarding the use of an augmentative communication system
  • Methods of data collection
  • Suggestions for program designs, generalization, and teaching procedures for structured teaching sessions (DTT) and less structured teaching opportunities (NET)
  • Program recommendations for a child whose scores fall in Level 2 and 3 of the VB-MAPP.
  • Guidelines for transitioning a child to less restrictive teaching environments

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. We recommend that individuals complete BEHP1026: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment prior to taking this course, which describes how to develop and implement a language intervention based on the results of the VB-MAPP Assessment. Students learn how to conduct the assessment in BEHP1026.

6.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$89.00


BEHP 1028: A Tutorial of B.F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior (1957)*

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, Radical Behaviorism, language, verbal operants

*This course is 4 weeks long rather than our 2 week format.

This is a unique tutorial of B.F. Skinner's classic (1957) Verbal Behavior. Skinner's analysis of language is reviewed and the basic verbal operants are presented with practice exercises designed to teach the student how to classify samples of verbal behavior. In addition, more advanced topics of "radical behaviorism" are presented. 

*This course is comprized of the following courses:

  • BEHP 1024: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 1
  • BEHP 1025: B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Part 2

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior is not required.

11 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$130.00 USD


BEHP 1029: How to Conduct Language Assessment & Intervention using the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)

Keywords: Skinner, verbal behavior, VB-MAPP, assessment, language acquisition

*This course is comprized of the following courses:

  • BEHP 1026: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment
  • BEHP 1027: Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Intervention
*This course is 4 weeks long rather than our 2 week format.
 The VB-MAPP (2008) is a practical and powerful tool based on Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and language acquisition milestones of typically developing children. Designed for children with autism, and others who demonstrate language delays, this instrument is reviewed including both the assessment and intervention procedures, for the practitioner.11.5 Type II CEUs*

Presented by: Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with basic background knowledge of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior is not required.

11.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$135.00 USD


BEHP 1041: Functional Assessment of Behavioral Disturbances Related to Diagnostic Features of ASD

Keywords: Functional assessment, autism, ASD, problem behavior, environment, intellectual disability, research

This course will present assessment technologies for determining the environmental variables that give rise to and maintain severe problem behavior in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Topics covered include:

  • A brief review functional assessment methodologies
  • Comparison of outcomes of aggregate results of functional assessment experiments involving persons with and without ASD
  • Studies where core diagnostic features of ASD were the focus of investigation
  • How core diagnostic features of ASD can interact with aspects of the environment to give rise to severe problem behavior
  • Additional ways in which these interactions may occur that have not fully been considered in the treatment literature

Presented by: Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of functional assessment methodologies and single-subject research design is recommended.

4.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$59.00 USD


BEHP 1043: Advanced Topics in Functional Analysis

Keywords: Functional analysis, functional assessment, problem behavior, medication, research

Disclaimer: This course contains information which may be repetitious for individuals who have completed our five course BCBA certification classes.

This course presents a review of functional analysis methodology integrated with recent critical research.

Topics covered include:

  • Assessment of low frequency and high risk behaviors
  • Combined versus separate topographies in terms of graphing and categorization
  • Literature on using the functional analysis with young children and across individual differences
  • Important areas for research in the area of functional analysis and medication effect
  • Research on teaching others to conduct a functional analysis

Presented by: Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals with background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of functional assessment methodologies and single-subject research design is recommended.

5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$65.00 USD


BEHP 1044: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 1

Keywords: Preference, stimulus preference assessment, reinforcer strength

Disclaimer: This course contains information which may be repetitious for individuals who have completed our five course BCBA certification classes.

This course presents and evaluates various methods of assessing preference. Relevant research will be reviewed.

Topics covered include:

  • Research regarding the low accuracy of client and caregiver reports
  • Selection-based preference assessments such as single and paired choice, Multiple stimulus preference assessments, Duration- based assessments
  • Issues such as food/nonfood stimulus preferences
  • The assessment of reinforcer strength with single and concurrent versus progressive ratio schedules
  • Shifts in preference and stimulus value change over time

Presented by: Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of preference assessments, single-subject research designs, and simple and complex schedules of reinforcement is recommended.

4.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$59.00 USD


BEHP1045: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 2

Keywords: Stimulus, reinforcer, preference, stimulus value, motivation, motivating operations

Disclaimer: This course contains information which may be repetitious for individuals who have completed our five course BCBA certification classes.

The course will present a stimulating review of operations that may alter stimulus value as well as relevant new research.

Topics covered include:

  • Variables known to influence relative response allocation
  • Research on reinforcer variation and the effect of choice
  • Motivating operations and their influence on choices of food, activities and performance
  • Praise and social reinforcers and a behavioral review of "extrinsic" and "intrinsic" motivation
  • Token reinforcer preference and associated response rates

Presented by: Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of preference assessments, single-subject research designs, and simple and complex schedules of reinforcement is recommended. Students may consider taking BEHP1044, Part 1 of this course, prior to taking this course.

5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$59.00 USD


BEHP 1046: Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 3

Keywords: Behavioral economics, response effort, problem behavior, non-contingent reinforcement, behavioral momentum, developmental disabilities

Disclaimer: This course contains information which may be repetitious for individuals who have completed our five course BCBA certification classes.

This course presents an ample review of the basic framework of behavioral economics and the practical application of these principles in applied settings.

Topics covered include:

  • The effects response effort requirement on reinforcer consumption
  • Treatments of problem behavior using demand elasticity and substitutability
  • Non-contingent reinforcement and behavioral momentum, the relation of these two concepts, and the unwanted effects of each
  • Application of these principles to working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Presented by: Dr. Iser DeLeon, Ph.D., BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite knowledge of single-subject research designs, non-contingent reinforcement, and behavioral momentum is recommended. Students may consider taking BEHP1044 and BEHP1045, Parts 1 and 2 of this course, prior to taking this course.

5.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$72.00 USD


 

BEHP 1042: Mainstream Behavior Analysis

Keywords: Behavior analysis, mainstream, behavioral pediatrics, toilet training, bedtime resistance, anxiety, male fertility, littering

Skinner's vision for behavior analysis was that it would become a mainstream science pertinent for both the minor and major problems of everyday human life. Clearly his vision has not been realized. This course presents mainstream areas where behavior analysis could make a contribution.

Topics covered include:

  • Behavioral pediatrics in primary care
  • Behavior problems in primary care such as bedtime resistance and toilet training
  • Anxiety
  • Male fertility
  • Littering

Presented by: Dr. Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D., ABPP
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Rating: This course is recommended for any individual interested in the mainstream applications of behavior analysis. No prerequisites are required.

4 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$52.00 USD


BEHP 1047: Simple and Conditional Discrimination

Keywords: Stimulus equivalence, simple discrimination, conditional discrimination, autism, language acquisition

The purpose of this course is to describe the specific implications of using stimulus equivalence technology while teaching basic skills to preschool children with autism. Stimulus equivalence focuses on the variables responsible when additional unlearned relations emerge following specific taught relations.

Topics covered include:

  • Simple and conditional discriminations and teaching procedures used to build these discriminations
  • Stimulus equivalence paradigm and examples of its incorporation into an existing curriculum for children diagnosed with autism
  • Questions addressed by stimulus equivalence such as, how are specific verbal units acquired and how do verbal units inter-relate so that untaught, complex behavior emerges?

Presented by: Dr. Caio Miguel, BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with strong background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite understanding of discrimination, stimulus equivalence, and single-subject research designs is recommended.

5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$65.00 USD


BEHP 1048: Stimulus Class Formation in Children with Autism

Keywords: Stimulus class, stimulus equivalence, categorization, classification, autism, naming, derived responding

This course presents stimulus class formation in both typically-developing children and children diagnosed with autism.

Topics covered include:

  • Categorization as a necessary component of classification
  • Physical similarity, equivalence training and shared functional properties as ways that stimuli can comprise stimulus classes
  • Naming
  • Acquisition of novel relations without direct training in typically developing children as well as by those diagnosed with autism

Presented by: Dr. Caio Miguel, BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for behavior analysis professionals with strong background knowledge of the concepts and principles of behavior analysis. Prerequisite understanding of discrimination, stimulus equivalence, and single-subject research designs is recommended.

1.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

$20.00 USD


BEHP1049:Behavioral Practice in the Forensic Area

Keywords: Forensic, courts, behavioral approach

This course presents the application of a behavioral approach to the court system. This presentation demonstrates how the behavioral focus on environment and learning variables melds nicely with questions of competence and responsibility that are frequently a focus of the courts.

Topics covered include:

  • Common legal problems that are behaviorally analyzed including shoplifting, obscene phone calls, repeated return to a domestic violence partner and pyromania
  • Suggestions for dealing with malingering by clients
  • Tips on how to deal with the cross-examination Application of what has been learned to three murder cases

Presented by: Dr. W. Joseph Wyatt
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Rating: This course is recommended for any individual interested in the application of behavioral practice in the forensic area. No prerequisites are required.

2.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$33.00


BEHP1050: Enhancing your Behavioral Practice in the Era of Bio-Psychiatry and Big Pharma

Keywords: Medication, big pharma, biological causation, ADHD, schizophrenia, anxiety, medicalization, behavioral model

This course reviews the non-science roots of the rise of medicalization, the recent phenomenon proposing a biological causation model of disorders such as ADHD, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders. The presentation reviews variables that tend to maintain medicalization, research concerning the effectiveness of medications, and critical examination of research cited in support of biological interpretations of common disorders.

Topics covered include:

  • The weak empirical basis in support of the biological causation model of disorders such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), unipolar depression, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia
  • The broad mental health field's increasing reliance on medications, often to the exclusion of behavioral methods as a result of medicalization
  • Suggestions for strategies that behavioral practitioners may employ as they navigate the increasingly medicalized professional and popular cultures

Presented by: Dr. W. Joseph Wyatt
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Rating: This course is recommended for any individual interested in or involved with the field of mental and behavioral health. No prerequisite knowledge is required.

4 Type II BACB® CEUs

$52.00 USD


BEHP 1056: The Role of the Transitive Conditioned Motivating Operation (CMO-T) in Teaching Language, Social Skills and Pragmatic Skills to Children with Autism

Keywords: Motivation, verbal behavior, CMO-T, social skills, language, autism

This course will include a discussion of a behavioral analysis of motivation and the role it plays in teaching language and social skills. Video clips of teaching methods with children with autism will be used to illustrate and supplement the discussion.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Conditioned transitive motivating operation (CMO-T) examples and evidence in clinical practice
  • The use of CMO-Ts to teach mands for missing items and information
  • Extensions of CMO-T research to language pragmatic skills and social skills
  • Conditioning of sight of another's eye, social attention, and actions of another child as reinforcers

Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who work with children diagnosed with autism. While no prerequisite courses are required, basic background knowledge of motivation, verbal behavior, and interpreting research findings is helpful.

2.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$33.00 USD


BEHP 1057: The Role of the Conditioned Motivating Operation (CMO-R) During Discrete Trial Instruction of Children with Autism

Keywords: Motivation, verbal behavior, CMO-R, language, autism, antecedent, escape, avoidance

This course presents antecedent - based instructional modifications to reduce escape and avoidance behavior during instruction. A conceptually systematic analysis of instructional methods is offered as a tool for improving effective teaching. Video illustrations of application of the concepts will be provided.

Topics covered include:

  • The role of motivation in teaching children with autism
  • The reflexive motivation operation (CMO-R)
  • Basic research and classroom examples of the CMO-R
  • Clinical implications of the CMO-R

Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who work with children diagnosed with autism. While no prerequisite courses are required, basic background knowledge of motivation, verbal behavior, and interpreting research findings is helpful.

3.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$46.00 USD


BEHP 1058: Increasing the Vocal Verbal Behavior of Children with Autism

Keywords: Verbal behavior, vocal behavior, Skinner, autism, sign language, mand training

This course provides overview of the behavior analytic methods that have been shown to increase vocal production in some children with autism. Experimental data and published reports are presented in support of the methods discussed. Video demonstrations and case studies are presented as illustrations of implementation in clinical settings.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of basic principles of behavior and Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior
  • Procedures to increase vocal production during mand training
  • Vocal shaping procedures

Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for parents and individuals who work with children with autism. No prerequisite knowledge is required. Basic concepts of ABA and VB are briefly reviewed.

3.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$46.00 USD


 

BEHP 1059: A Behavioral Analysis of Linguistic Structure: Increasing the Length of Utterance in Children with Autism

Keywords: Mean length utterance, autism, verbal behavior, Skinner, language, autoclitic

This course presents B.F. Skinner's natural science approach to analyzing the development of grammar and morphosyntactic structure. A guide for teaching these skills to children who don't acquire them typically is offered through discussion, data presentation and video illustration.

Topics covered include:

  • Traditional versus behavioral approaches to language development
  • Mean length utterance (MLU) as a measure of language development
  • Behavioral analysis of increasing complexity of verbal behavior, including the autoclitic
  • Problems of increasing MLU without meeting prerequisites

Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D
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Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who work with children with autism. Background knowledge of Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior is recommended but not required.

3 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$39.00 USD


BEHP 1053: Do Punishment Contingencies Belong in Functional Treatment?

Keywords: Punishment, functional treatment, behavioral function, extinction, problem behavior

This course examines the functional classification and treatment of problem behaviors, both socially and non-socially mediated. Further, it delves into the controversial topic of punishment, and explores the role of punishment contingencies in treatment.

 Topics covered include:

  • Function-based Diagnostic
  • Categories Analysis and Identification of behavioral function
  • Under which conditions is extinction impractical?
  • Can a compelling case be made for the use of a punishing stimulus?

Presented by: Dr. Ennio Cipani, Ph.D.
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Rating: This course is recommended for individuals who are familiar with functional treatment and functional assessment. Additionally viewers should be very familiar with the concepts and principles of behavior analysis, especially Reinforcement and Punishment. 

3 Type II BACB® CEUs

$39.00 USD


BEHP 1070: A Behavior Analysis of Persistent Error Patterns

Keywords: Error patterns, Stimulus over-selectivity, Autism Skills, Acquisition, Stimulus control

This presentation provides an analysis of persistent error patterns using both basic and applied research. Implications of these findings are discussed as well as some procedures for building behavioral chains.

Topics discussed include:

  • Basic and applied research on stimulus overselectivity/restricted stimulus control.
  • An analysis of discriminative stimuli in mand compliance.
  • Procedures for building behavioral chains.

1070

Presented by: Dr. Ennio Cippani, Ph.D
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Rating: This course is recommended for professionals who have basic background knowledge of behavior analysis, including prerequisite knowledge of interpreting research findings.

1.5 Type II BACB CEUs

$21.00 USD


History of Behavior Analysis Series

Do you wish you could attend lectures given by top behaviorists in the field, but can't ever seem to find the time?

Our History Series allows you to watch well-known experts interview famous Behavior Analysts and  instruct on their topics of expertise. This interview with Dr. Jack Michael, conducted by Tate McGee, is one of historical significance. Dr. Michael recalls "Chance Events", B.F. Skinner, his thoughts on Science and Human Behavior , and some of the family and friends who have shared his life. His stories of the past and his views of the future combine with his current interest in Verbal Behavior and Motivation to fascinate viewers.


CEU Course Format and Pricing

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A two-week extension can be purchased for an additional $15; contact abaceu@fit.edu for details. If you experience Problems with registration, call (321)674-8382.

Workshop Date: On Demand
CEU Credits: Listed Per Course as Type II CEUs
CEU Price: $13.00 per 1 Type II CEU *Type II CEUs provided by ABA Technologies, Inc (ACE Provider Number OP-02-0023).
Workshop Format: Registrants view 50 minutes of video per 1 Type II CEU offered, and are broken down into small sections for time convinience.
Computer Requirements:

Computer with better than dial up connection and sound.

CEU Courses Offered

BEHP 1023: Inside the Box – An Interview with Dr. Jack Michael

Keywords: Jack Michael, Skinner, verbal behavior, behavior analysis, history, Science and Human Behavior

This interview with Dr. Jack Michael, conducted by Tate McGee, is one of historical significance. Dr. Michael recalls "Chance Events", B.F. Skinner, his thoughts on Science and Human Behavior , and some of the family and friends who have shared his life. His stories of the past and his views of the future combine with his current interest in Verbal Behavior and Motivation to fascinate viewers.

Presented By: Tate McGhee, MS, BCBA and featuring Dr. Jack Michael
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Rating: This course is recommended for any individual interested in behavior analysis. No prerequisites are required.

3 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$39.00 USD

Train the Trainer Series

CEU Course Format and Pricing

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A two-week extension can be purchased for an additional $15; contact abaceu@fit.edu for details. If you experience Problems with registration, call (321)674-8382.

Workshop Date: For most courses, On Demand.
CEU Credits: Listed per course as Type II CEUs
CEU Price: $13.00 per 1 Type II CEU *Type II CEUs provided by ABA Technologies, Inc (ACE Provider Number OP-02-0023).
Workshop Format: Registrants view 50 minutes of video per 1 Type II CEU offered, and are broken down into small sections for time convinience.
Computer Requirements: Computer with better than dial up connection and sound.

CEU Courses Offered

BEHP 1022: "Train the Practitioner" Provider Workshop*

*Participate in two Live Online Meetings (see registration site for dates)

*Participants will need to purchase the "Secrets of Modern Parenting" DVD series, offered at a discounted rate of $99.00 +S/H (Instructions for ordering this DVD will be included in the registration confirmation.)

Rating: This course is recommended for any parents or practitioners. No prerequisite knowledge of behavior analysis is required.

Keywords: Behavior change procedures, relationships, compliance, arguing, lying, tantrums, disrespect

Learn how to get parents to execute the behavior change procedures you want to see! See here for dates and online meeting times.

Topics covered include:

  • Building Relationships: The Cornerstone of The Secrets of Modern Parenting
  •  Reduce children's behaviors to gain attention inappropriately.
  • Gaining Compliance in your home: turn "No" into "Yes"
  • Four major reasons children are not compliant
  • End Arguing: Put an End to Arguing in your homeHow to eliminate the triggers for arguing
  • Eliminate Lying: Promote truthfulness
  • Strategies to reduce/eliminate lying
  • Extinguish Tantrums: Put an end to it altogether
  • Appropriate parent/educator response to tantrums
  • End Backtalk and Disrespect
  • Increasing the behaviors you want to see

Presented by: Karin Torsiello, MS, BCBA; Paula Leonardo, MS, BCBA; Angelique Walsh, MA, BCBA
Please visit the speaker's bio here.

10 Type II BACB® CEUs

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BEHP 1039: Professionalism*

Keywords: Behavioral consultant, consultation, professionalism, behavior analyst

Being a behavioral consultant is not an easy job. There are many skills behavioral consultants must demonstrate in order for us to establish ourselves as conditioned reinforcers for our consumers and to obtain buy-in for our procedures. This presentation will take the consultative process from start to finish.

Topics covered include:

  • initial contact, interviewing skills during an assessment, active listening skills, giving and receiving feedback, setting expectations, and professional behavior
  • interpersonal "don'ts" behavioral consultants should try to avoid
  • everyday scenarios

*Need Ethics Credits? This course meets the BACB's certification requirements for Ethics and Professionalism.

 

Presented by: Stacie Neff, M.S., BCBA
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Rating: This basic course of critical consulting skills is recommended for professionals with at least background knowledge of the principles of behavior analysis.

3 Type II BACB® CEUs

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$39.00 USD


BEHP 1051: Teaching Children with Autism: Establishing Instructional Control

Keywords: Autism, natural environment teaching, instructional control, motivation, mand training

This course details the establishment of instructional control in the natural environment.

Topics covered include:

  • The differences between natural environment teaching and intensive teaching.
  • Specific procedures for contriving and sustaining motivation and controlling reinforcers
  • Practical guidelines to assist in increasing appropriate mands
  • Data collection and graphing

 

 

Presented by: Holly Kibbe - MS, BCBA; Cherish Twigg - MS, BCBA
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Rating: This course is recommended for parents and professionals who teach children with autism. No prerequisites are required, however background knowledge of ABA is recommended.

 

2.5 Type II BACB® CEUs

$33.00 USD


BEHP 1052: Teaching Early Mands to Children with Autism: Natural Environment Teaching

Keywords: Autism, mands, verbal behavior, natural environment teaching, sign language

This course gives participants detailed information on how and what early manding objectives to teach to children with autism.

Topics covered include:

  • The differences between natural environment teaching and intensive teaching
  • Specific procedures for teaching the first vocal and sign mands to early learners
  • Practical guidelines to increase appropriate mands
  • Data collection and graphing

 

Presented by: Holly Kibbe - MS, BCBA; Cherish Twigg - MS, BCBA
Please visit the speaker's bio here.

Rating: This course is recommended for parents and professionals who teach children with autism. No prerequisites are required, however background knowledge of ABA is recommended.

3 Type II BACB® CEUs

$39.00 USD


BEHP 1066: A Better Way to Teach: Behavioral Skills Training and its Many Applications

Keywords: Behavioral Skills Training, Social Skills Training, Personal Care Skills, Instruction, Modeling, Rehearsal, Feedback and In situ assessment, Simplified Data Collection, Artificial Agents in BST

The course describes how parents and professionals can use the powerful teaching methodology, behavioral skills training (BST), to teach a variety of skills to individuals of varying ages, education, and cognitive abilities. Participants are taught how BST has been and can be extended to address vastly different issues of applied significance, from social skills to fire safety skills.

Topics discussed include:

  • An overview of Behavioral Skills Training, its history, characteristics and components.
  • Utilizing BST for staff training, teaching social skills, fire safety and self care for individuals with hemophilia.

Presented by: Andrew Houvouras, M.S., BCBA
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Rating: Participants should be familiar with the basic concepts and principles of behavior analysis, including interpreting graphic displays and basic terminology. Participants should also have some background knowledge in behavioral assessments, intervention, data collection, and research design.

1 Type II BACB® CEUs

$13.00 USD

Scott Center CEUs

The Scott Center at Florida Tech is dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment, training and applied research to enhance the functioning and improve the quality of life of children with autism and related disabilities in Central Florida.

Stepping Stones to Excellence

In October of 2010 the Scott Center for Autism hosted four excellent presenters on various topics in Autism treatment. The Continuing Education staff would like to announce the release of the presentations of Mary Lynch Barbera, BCBA, Amiris Di Puglia, M.D., BCBA, Dr. Vince J. Carbone Ed. D., BCBA-D, and Anita Miller Sostek, Ph.D. at the October talk as new released CEU workshops. If you missed the Autism conference in October this is an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge of Autism treatment.

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Listed below are the newly released CEU courses captured from the Stepping Stones Conference in October 2010.

 

CEU Course Format and Pricing

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Workshop Date: On Demand
CEU Credits: Listed Per Course as Type II CEUs
Price: $13.00 per 1 Type II CEU *Type II CEUs provided by ABA Technologies, Inc (ACE Provider Number OP-02-0023).
Workshop Format: Registrants view 45 minutes of video per 1 Type II CEU offered, and are broken down into small sections for time convinience.
Computer Requirements: Computer with better than dial up connection and sound.

CEU Courses Offered

BEHP1063: The Verbal Behavior Approach: Home Programming for Children with Autism

About the Course:

Information is provided to help children with autism learn language and other important skills. Strategies are highlighted from the book: The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders, and guidance is offered using scientifically proven strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), specifically utilizing B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior. This workshop is applicable to parents and professionals working with children with autism and other developmental disorders.

Presented By: Mary Lynch Barbera, BCBA.
Please visit the speaker's bio, here.

1.5 Type II CEUs
$21.00 USD


BEHP1064: Large Scale Implementation of the Verbal Behavior Model

About the Course:

The Verbal Behavior Supports Project provides applied behavior analytic services to students with autism in over 100 classes within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Language instruction is guided by the analysis of verbal behavior and includes both intensive teaching through a discrete trial format as well as natural environment teaching. The main goal of these presentations will be to provide preliminary demonstrations of positive changes in student functioning along dimensions of behavior associated with autism.

Presented By: Amiris Di Puglia, M.D., BCBA.
Please visit the speaker's bio, here.

1.5 Type II CEUs
$21.00 USD


BEHP1065: New Directions in Autism Research

About the Course:

This presentation highlights the genetic and environmental factors involved in autism, along with promising research diagnosis, screening and treatment approaches for ASD. The recent increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorders is presented with discussion of "The Autisms" actually being multiple conditions with multiple etiologies. Early intervention, innovative technologies for those who are older, and, treatment of medical conditions associated with ASD for improved quality of life are detailed.

Presented By: Anita Miller Sostek, Ph.D.
Please visit the speaker's bio, here.

1 Type II CEU

$13.00 USD


Online Live Broadcast

Broadcast live over the Internet in one three-hour workshop. Students are able to view the lecturer live, and can ask questions, giving them the same experience as a traditional class.

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Aubrey Daniels,

Aubrey Daniels,

Ph.D.

Dr. Aubrey Daniels is one of the founding fathers of organizational behavior management. Dr. Daniels received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1964 and soon realized the value of applied behavior analysis in staff performance. Among his many accomplishments include founding the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and founding one of the first OBM consulting firms, Aubrey Daniels International, Inc (founded as Aubrey Daniels & Associates, Inc. in 1978).

Craig Onstott,

Craig Onstott,

M.B.A.

Craig Onstott graduated with an MBA with emphasis on Project Management in 2011 from Colorado Technical University. His early career included service in the United States Air Force as a military police officer and he later worked as a deputy sheriff in Colorado for several years. His business career began in 2001 after he left law enforcement and began working as a Program Manager in the fast paced computer hardware manufacturing industry. In this role, he served as the senior team leader for multi-million dollar accounts by providing project management oversight. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Business Operations for ABA Technologies, Inc. in conjunction with Florida Tech’s own ABA Online Program. In this role, Craig is responsible for all financial profitability objectives and performance; additionally, he manages all aspects of human resources for the company. And finally, being well versed in PMI project management methodologies, he provides project management oversight on all internal corporate projects. Craig also owns percentages in two small businesses in addition to his role with ABA Technologies, Inc. He is passionate about creating and maintaining successful businesses and finds the challenge both incredibly exciting and rewarding.

Donnie Staff,

Donnie Staff,

M.S.

Donnie Staff graduated with honors with an M.S. from the University of North Texas in 2008. Donnie is an experienced business owner and consultant in behavioral systems analysis. Currently, he is Vice President of Consulting Services for West Coast Behavioral Consultants, Inc. (dba Optimal).

Heather McGee,

Heather McGee,

Ph.D.

Dr. Heather McGee received her Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in 2004. Currently, she is an assistant professor and chair of the I/O graduate program at Western Michigan University. Dr. McGee is an experienced researcher and consultant in behavioral systems analysis. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and as the Executive Director of the OBM Network.

 

Joshua Pritchard,

Joshua Pritchard,

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Josh Pritchard is on the faculty of the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the Florida Institute of Technology primarily at the Orlando Graduate Campus. His research interests include the scientific philosophy underpinning behavior analysis, science in autism treatments, organizational behavior management and systems analysis and the examination of complex human behavior. He serves as a board member of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and as a co-editor of its quarterly newsletter: Science in Autism Treatment. He began his career in behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology, receiving his bachelors and masters degrees there. After working in the field, he received his doctoral training at the University of Nevada, Reno in behavior analysis. His overarching interests entail the large scale implementation and international dissemination of behavior analysis.

Ron VanHouten,

Ron VanHouten,

Ph.D.

Dr. Ron VanHouten received his Ph.D. in 1972 from Dalhousie University and is currently Professor of Psychology at Western Michigan University. Dr. VanHouten has worked extensively to increase the safety of pedestrians and motorists, among other research areas, over the years. His research efforts are reflected in his many published studies, public papers, books, and by the fact that he has attracted over five million dollars in research funding throughout his career.

Sigurdur Sigurdsson,

Sigurdur Sigurdsson,

Ph.D.

Dr. Sigurdur "Siggi" Sigurdsson received his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in 2006. Dr. Sigurdsson is currently an Associate Professor of Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Sigurdsson is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and has over 15 articles published in the area of behavior based safety and OBM.

 

PA Behavior Specialists

Attention Behavior Analysts in Pennsylvania!
Are you looking for ways to meet the training requirements for Behavior Specialist Licensure in Pennsylvania that fits your hectic schedule?
You're in luck!

Based on review of available definitions provided by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism, the following set of continuing education on-demand courses being offered by Florida Institute of Technology's (ABA Technologies is a BACB-Approved provider of Type II continuing education for behavior analysts.) ABA Online Program meet the 90 hours of training requirements for Pennsylvania's Behavior Specialist Licensure. 

With this listing of courses, you can:

  • Identity what hours you need in order to apply for licensure as a behavior specialist  
  • Choose which requirements you are missing OR
  • Finish the complete 90 hour set

To apply for Pennsylvania licensure using our coursework you will need to complete the following items in the Pennsylvania licensure application::

  • Verification of Education- Form 2, Section 1 (For individuals who completed a Masters degree with FIT)
  • Verification of 90 Hours of Evidence-Based Coursework, Form 5, Section 1 and Section 2B
  • Also, you will need to provide copies of course certificates of completion taken with us  

Please fill out the forms listed above after completing the requirements outlined below and send to us by scanning and emailing (abace@fit.edu) or by fax (321-674-7050).

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Assessments

Required: 16 Hours

This combination of four presentations reviews a range of areas starting out with the importance of accurate reinforcement identification and an overview of preference assessment methodology as well as a discussion of reinforcer assessment methodology. Next covered is a brief review of functional assessment methodologies and discussion of how core diagnostic features of ASD can interact with aspects of the environment to give rise to severe problem behavior. Specific functional analysis topics include the assessment of low frequency and high risk behaviors, combined versus separate response topographies, medication effects and the use of the functional analysis with young children. Finally, the use of a language assessment program (The VB-MAPP) based on Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior, and the language acquisition milestones of typically developing children is detailed.

Click here to register for the Assessments PA Course.

This course is comprised of all of the following CE Workshops:

BEHP1026 Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Assessment (5)
BEHP1041 Functional Assessment of Behavioral Disturbances Related to Diagnostic Features of ASD (4.5)
BEHP1043 Advanced Topics in Functional Analysis (5)
BEHP1083 Preference and Reinforcer Assessments (2)

 

Autism-Specific

Required: 18 Hours

This course is a compilation of seven individual presentations detailing work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the following areas: establishment of instructional control, early manding objectives for teaching, B. F. Skinner’s natural science approach to the development of grammar and morphosyntactic structure, the use of stimulus equivalence technology while teaching basic skills to preschool children, the importance of stimulus class formation, the use of persistent error patterns with basic and applied research as well as some procedures for building behavioral chains, and finally an overview on a program providing ABA services to students of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania using both discrete trial formats as well as natural environment teaching.

Click here to register for the Autism-Specific PA Course.

This course is comprised of all of the following CE Workshops:

BEHP1047 Simple and Conditional Discrimination (5)
BEHP1051 Teaching Children with Autism: Establishing Instructional Control (2.5)
BEHP1052 Teaching Early Mands to Children with Autism: Natural Environment Teaching (3)
BEHP1059 A Behavioral Analysis of Linguistic Structure: Increasing the Length of Utterance in Children with Autism (3)
BEHP1064 Large Scale VB Implementation (1.5)
BEHP1070 Persistent Error Patterns (1.5)

 

Co-Morbidity & Medications

Required: 8 Hours

The first of the three presentations discusses historical psychotropic medication use, side effects and the practical and ethical issues involved in coordinating behavioral and psychiatric services, and provide specific best-practice recommendations based on peer-reviewed literature on their effect on specific behaviors. The second presentations reviews genetic and environmental factors involved in autism, along with promising research on diagnosis, screening and treatment approaches for ASD. The recent increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorders is presented with discussion of “The Autisms” actually being multiple conditions with multiple etiologies. Early intervention, innovative technologies for those who are older, and, treatment of medical conditions associated with ASD for improved quality of life are detailed. The third presentation presents cautions as it reviews the non-science roots of the rise of medicalization and variables that tend to maintain medicalization, research concerning the effectiveness of medications, and critical examination of research cited in support of biological interpretations of common disorders.

Click here to register for the Co-Morbidity & Medications PA Course.

This course is comprised of all of the following CE Workshops:

BEHP1050 Enhancing your Behavioral Practice in the Era of Bio-Psychiatry and Big Pharma (4)
BEHP1054 ABA and Psychiatric Services (3.5)
BEHP1065 New Directions in Autism Research (1)

 

Crisis Intervention

Required: 8 Hours

The first presentation of this course assists the practitioner in understanding the “tantrum” crisis problem behavior in terms of planning an effective treatment plan. Often these types of problem behaviors are maintained by socially-mediated negative reinforcement which is almost always evoked by an establishing operation (EO) for negative reinforcement. This presentation provides flowcharts, tables, and many case studies to assist the ABA practitioner to identify these antecedent variables and incorporate them in treatment plans. The second presentation of this course reviews a behavioral day treatment program designed for children with severe crisis, high risk behaviors. This evidence based program discusses the integration of home, school and wrap around services with preventative and reactive components of the behavioral management program. Emphasis is also placed on the importance of data-based staff supervision to improve outcomes with these severe behaviors.

Click here to register for the Crisis Intervention PA Course.

This course is comprised of all of the following CE Workshops:

BEHP1014 Figuring Out Why Johnny Tantrums when Asked to Do Something and What to Do About it. (6)
BEHP1031 ACHIEVE: A Day Program from Children with Behavioral Disabilities (3.5)

 

Family Collaboration

Required: 5 Hours

The first of these two presentations highlights the importance of Skinner’s vision for behavior analysis - that it would become a mainstream science pertinent for both the minor and major problems of everyday human life, including with typical families. Topics here include working with families on common behavioral problems such as bedtime resistance, toilet training, thumb sucking, toddler misbehavior, and adolescent instructional control issues with an emphasis on parent and child friendly language and easy to understand health education and prescriptive treatment. The second presentation discusses specifically the role of the behavioral consultant in terms of necessary skills to establish ourselves as conditioned reinforcers for parents and families to assist in collaboration success. The specific components discussed include: initial contact, interviewing skills during an assessment, active listening skills, giving and receiving feedback, setting expectations, and interpersonal “don’t's” that behavioral consultants should try to avoid. All of these are reviewed with everyday child and family scenarios.

Click here to register for the Family Collaboration PA Course.

This course is comprised of all of the following CE Workshops:

BEHP1039 Professionalism (3)
BEHP1042 Mainstream Behavior Analysis (4)

 

Instructional Strategies & Best Practices

Required: 16 Hours

These four presentations will start with an overview of effective social skills teaching via groups, social stories and video modeling. The often inaccurate “identification” of reinforcers is discussed via client and caregiver report. Then, selection and duration based preference assessments including the assessment of reinforcer strength with various schedules are detailed. Research on reinforcer variation, choice, token reinforcers and what influences response allocation as well as the concepts of “extrinsic” versus “intrinsic” motivation are reviewed. Finally, the application of behavioral economics to reinforcer effort and consumption are detailed along with non-contingent reinforcement and behavioral momentum as applied to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Click here to register for the Instructional Strategies & Best Practices PA Course.

This course is comprised of all of the following CE Workshops:

BEHP1044 Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 1 (4.5)
BEHP1045 Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings: Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part (2.5)
BEHP1046 Arranging Reinforcement Systems in Applied Settings Lessons from Basic and Applied Research Part 3 (5.5)
BEHP1075 Teaching Social Skills to Individuals Diagnosed with Autism (1)

 

Professional Ethics

Required: 3 Hours

This course is comprised of all of the following CE Workshops:

BEHP1010 Ethical and Legal Considerations for the Behavior Analysis Practitioner (3.5)

Specific Skill Deficits Training

Required: 16 Hours

The first of these four presentations targets deficits in verbal behavior as identified by the VB-MAPP assessment. Issues and recommendations regarding the use of an augmentative communication system, methods of data collection and suggestions for program designs, generalization, and teaching procedures for structured teaching sessions (DTT) and less structured teaching opportunities (NET) are included. The second presentation focuses on increasing vocal production in some children with autism through vocal production during mand training and vocal shaping procedures. Highlights include video demonstrations and case studies presented as illustrations of implementation in clinical settings. The third presentation also uses video clips to demonstrate the use of the Transitive Conditioned Motivation Operation (CMO-T) in remediation of deficits in language, social skills in children with autism. This presentation highlights the teaching of mands for missing objects and information as well as the conditioning of social attention and other child actions as reinforcers. Finally, the last presentation focuses on skill deficits in the area of compliance during instruction with a focus on the reflexive conditioned motivating operation to reduce escape and avoidance behaviors.

Click here to register for the Specific Skill Deficits Training PA Course.

This course is comprised of all of the following CE Workshops:

BEHP1027 Applications of Verbal Behavior: Language Intervention (6.5)
BEHP1056 The Role of the Transitive Conditioned Motivation Operation (CMO-T) in Teaching Language, Social Skills and Pragmatic Skills to Children with Autism (2.5)
BEHP1057 The Role of the Conditioned Motivation Operation During Discrete Trial Instruction of Children with Autism (3.5)
BEHP1058 Increasing the Vocal Verbal Behavior of Children with Autism (3.5)

 

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These workshops are presented in partnership between Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc. is a BACB® approved provider of Type II Continuing Education hours (Provider Number OP-02-0023).